Pakatan Harapan forms govt in Melaka, Johor and Negri Sembilan

This comes as the tide of change swept through Peninsular Malaysia

by IZZAT RATNA / pic by MUHD AMIN NAHARUL

Pakatan Harapan has secured the mandate to govern Penang and Selangor and has wrestled Johor, Melaka and Negri Sembilan from Barisan Nasional (BN) as the tide of change swept through Peninsular Malaysia.

As at 2.17am, Pakatan Harapan is in contention to form the government in Kedah and Perak as official results are released by the Election Commission (EC).

PAS made shocking in-roads by not only retaining Kelantan, but also managing to wrestle Terengganu from BN. Moreover, BN managed to retain its stronghold in Pahang and Perlis.

As at 2.20am, Pakatan Harapan has secured 36 state seats in Penang from the 40 seats offered in the 14th General Election (GE14). In Selangor, Pakatan Harapan won 28 seats while BN bagged three seats, allowing the former to continue to govern one of the most developed states in the country. There are 56 seats offered in Selangor.

As at 2.23am, official results showed Pakatan Harapan securing 29 state seats in Johor, defeating what was once considered BN’s and Umno’s fortress. Johor has 56 state seats.

In Negri Sembilan, Pakatan Harapan had secured 20 seats while BN 16 seats; in Melaka, Pakatan Harapan is leading with 11 seats as at 2.26am this morning.

There are a total of 36 seats for Negri Sembilan and Melaka (28 seats).

In Perak, Pakatan Harapan secured 29 seats from the 59 state seats offered in GE14. As at 2.30am, official results for Kedah have yet to be released.

On another note, 505 state assembly seats were contested in GE14.

BN continues to govern Pahang, securing 25 seats from the 42 seats contested; while in Perlis, BN won 10 seats (as at 2.33am) of the 15 state assembly seats.

In Terengganu, PAS secured 18 seats from the 28 total seats; while in Kelantan, the Islamist party continues to rule the state with 28 seats as at 2.36am this morning. Meanwhile, it is a close fight in Sabah with 58 seats up for grabs.