Malaysian Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim has challenged the controversial announcement made by the Election Commission that the Umno-BN coalition led by Prime Minister Najib Razak had won the majority of seats needed to form the next federal government. “At this stage, we are not prepared to accept the announcement of the EC that BN has won the majority to form the government,” PKR vice president Tian Chua told Malaysia Chronicle as he exited from the emergency meeting held by Pakatan Rakyat leaders over news of the ‘win’.
“This has been an election full of fraud and many of the fraudulent practices and abuses so evidently seen everywhere. The whole country has seen major cheating in the indelible ink. Obviously the EC has not followed through not even on one of the recommendations of the Parliamentary Select Committee.”
The announcement came just as Anwar was about to wrap up a press conference, triggering disbelief, shouts of “bullshit” “we are not satisfied at all” and even “we should conduct a new poll”.