KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – The latest on Malaysia's election (all local times):
Mahathir Mohamad says the new Malaysian government will not avenge its participation in defeating Prime Minister Najib Razak Accused of Corruption Scandal at 1MDB State Investment Fund
US investigators say that at least $ 4.5 billion was stolen from Najib employees between 2009 and 2014, including $ 700 million that landed on Najib's bank account.
Najib, who denies any wrongdoing, locked up the dissent to survive the scandal. 1
He added that those who violated the law would be prosecuted.
Mahathir Mohamad said he had led a Malaysian opposition alliance to a historic electoral victory he expects a prime minister to be sworn in within a day.
Mahathir was authoritarian leader of the country for 22 years until 2003. He says the majority of the opposition is bigger
The 92-year-old Mahathir says a representative of the constitutional monarchy of Malaysia turned to the opposition for their victory recognize.
Mahathir retired from retirement and joined the Op position after being upset by an epic corruption scandal involving Prime Minister Najib Razak.
The victory of the opposition ends the 60-year power of the National Front.
Official results of Malaysia national team election show the opposition alliance under the leadership of the country's former authoritarian ruler Mahathir Mohamad has won a majority in parliament, ending the 60-year reign of the National Front ,
The electoral commission says the opposition has so far won 112 seats and the National Front has 76 seats.
The opposition also conducts state elections, including the Johor state, where the dominant Malay party was founded on the National Front.
Malaysian voters have been angered by a corruption scandal involving Prime Minister Najib Razak and new taxes
Mahathir is 92 and leads an alliance of opposition parties.
Malaysia's longtime former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is confident that the alliance of opposition parties he heads has defeated the ruling party in national elections.
The official Electoral Commission figures are behind unofficial counts showing opposition to Najib Razak's ruling national front. Mahathir accused the commission of holding back results. The Commission did not respond to telephone calls or text messages seeking comment.
Mahathir, 92, told a press conference that the governing coalition "is left far behind and the likelihood is that they will not form the government." These are not false news.
Incomplete unofficial counts show the opposition with 77 seats in parliament on the National Front 57. A simple majority in the Malaysian Parliament has 112 seats.
Mahathir urged Najib to accept the election results.
The unofficial results of the parliamentary elections in Malaysia show a turn to the opposition. It remains unclear whether it is significant enough for a shift to end the 60-year power claim of the ruling National Front.
The opposition is gaining ground in the eastern stronghold of the ruling Sarawak party, and TV networks report that the heads of a Chinese party and an Indian party within the Malay-dominated coalition have lost their seats in regions that are also election banks ,
The electoral commission did not publish the final turnout more than four hours after the election. The election result was criticized by both the opposition and the ruling party.
The vote in Malaysia's tightly-contested general election has ended, but not without opposition complaints denied to some people Vote
Chairman of the Electoral Commission Mohamad Hashim Abdullah says voters are allowed to retire 5 pm no more ballot even if they are in polling stations. He says it's part of Malaysia's electoral law and those who disagree with it can challenge the ruling in court. It is unclear how many voters are affected.
Opposition leader Mahathir Mohamad says he has received reports that many voters queued at 5pm. and criticized the Commission for not providing enough polling stations.
He says, "The process is not efficient enough," adding, "It's not the voters' fault."
Results are expected late Wednesday evening.
The Merdeka polling station in Malaysia says the last turnout on Wednesday in the general election will be lower than the record 85 percent in 2013, but still high compared to previous elections.
Program Director Ibrahim Suffian says voter turnout could be at 80 percent or in the 70s after the electoral commission said 69 percent by 3 PM
Ibrahim says the decision to hold the weekday election is probably the main factor for voter turnout, some people would not have been able to put their hometowns to the polls, especially among the half million Malaysians working in neighboring Singapore.
Some analysts say that lower turnout benefits the ruling party. Election counters close at 5 pm
Electoral officials say voter turnout increased by 55 per cent at 1 pm. in the general elections of Malaysia.
Election Commission Chairman Mohamad Hashim Abdullah said at a press conference: "This time we see a difference in people's desire to vote, many left early to vote."
The polling stations were opened at 8 am and closed at 5pm. Wednesday
Mohamad Hashim said that the mood storm could be due to an afternoon rain forecast, while some voters were influenced by viral messages on social media warning them to vote early so their names would not be used in elections scams. He called on voters to ignore "false" messages aimed at causing panic.
He said the commission would investigate complaints that ballots did not reach some postal voters on time and that some were invalid because they were not officially stamped. He said the incidents were isolated and the Commission would investigate.
Malaysian opposition alliance leader Mahathir Mohamad says he is "reasonably confident" after voting in Alor Setar, Kedah State. The minister resigned from the political pension for 22 years until 2003 and joined the opposition to form Prime Minister Najib Razak, […]. his former protégé to overthrow a billion-dollar corruption scandal at the 1MDB state investment fund founded by Najib. A crowd of cameramen and photographers jostled each other in the room as a smiling mahathir, 92, entered the voting booth and waited for his turn.
When he got into a car, Mahathir said, "I'm pretty confident (came in. People are for people."
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has the election campaign "pretty Najib showed reporter got a finger in purple ink after the vote and then hailed followers.
Najib's ruling coalition faces a strong challenge from an opposition alliance, cited from his former mentor, 92-year-old Mahathir Mohamad, who was Malaysia's prime minister for 22 years to 2003. Voters were angered by a corruption scandal at a state investment fund that founded Najib and increased taxation.
Najib said the campaign was "quite vicious in the content of personal attacks that do not reflect mature democracy."
He demanded that M alaysier to vote based on facts. He said, "It must be fact-based, it must be policy-based, it must be based on who can execute the best plan for the nation and for the people."
8:30 [Uhr] 19659069] Long queues form in polling stations in Kuala Lumpur and other cities as the elections begin in Malaysia.
The election concerns an opposition by former authoritarian leader Mahathir Mohamad against Prime Minister Najib Razak's ruling coalition, which was spotted by allegations of corruption and an unpopular goods and services tax.
The morning paper's headlines focused on Najib's election promises of tax exemptions for young people, additional holidays, and a five-day break from the road toll if his coalition wins.
Analysts say that the ruling National Front, which had been in power since independence in 1957, could lose the votes for the second consecutive election. But it could still win a majority of seats in parliament as a voting system gives more power to the rural Malays, their traditional supporters.
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