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The Malaysia 2023 state elections happening in Kedah, Kelantan, Penang, Terengganu, Selangor and Negri Sembilan. This post will bring you coverage of the election day, and will be updated from time to time, with fluff pieces cut out and summarised.

Voting counting will start from 6pm until all vote are count and all result are announced.

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Terengganu recorded the highest voter turnout among the six states that conducted elections yesterday (Aug 12) with 74.79 per cent.

Election Commission (EC) chairman Tan Sri Abdul Ghani Salleh said this was followed by Kedah with 73.86 per cent, Penang (72.67 per cent), Selangor (72 per cent), Negeri Sembilan (68.35 per cent) and Kelantan (60.96 per cent).


State PH + BN PN Voter Turnout
Kedah 3 33 73.86%
Kelantan 2 43 60.96%
Terengganu 0 32 74.79%
Penang 29 11 72.67%
Selangor 34 22 72%
N Sembilan 31 5 68.35%
Total 99 146 -

11.35pm: Pas dominates Kelantan state election with overwhelming victory, losing only 2 seats out of 45

11.25pm: (OFFICIAL) PH-BN win eight more seats in Selangor as of 10.55pm. Statements issued by the Election Commission, identified that PH had won the Taman Templer, Sungai Tua, Seri Serdang, Kinrara, Kampung Tunku, Bandar Utama, Meru and Pelabuhan Klang seats.

11.10pm: (OFFICIAL) Sanusi retains Jeneri with 16,000 majority. Sanusi, who is also the Perikatan Nasional election director, garnered 21,823 votes against Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate Datuk Muhamad Khizri Abu Kassim who obtained 5,773 votes.

  • PH-BN to form next Penang govt with two-third majority. Announcing this today, caretaker Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the PH-BN coalition won a total of 29 seats.

11.05pm: EC chairman: PN officially wins in Kedah; PH remains as govt in Penang

10.52pm: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has arrived for the state election results viewing at World Trade Centre here tonight. Prior to that, Deputy Prime Minister and Barisan Nasional chairman Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan were seen in the building.

10.45pm: More Selangor Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidates who have unofficially won are arriving at Wyndham Hotel here, where the state election results will be officially announced. Caretaker menteri besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari is expected to make his way here for a press conference later.

10.40pm: (OFFICIAL) PH-BN have won 13 seats so far in Selangor as of 10.15pm.

10.20pm: (UNOFFICIAL) BN-PH secures simple majority to form N. Sembilan state govt after unconfirmed results revealed that the coalition had won 20 seats in the state elections.

10.12pm: PAS officially wins Terengganu and Kelantan: EC chairman Tan Sri Abdul Ghani Salleh

10.05pm: PH-BN fails to capture Kuala Terengganu. The PH-BN coalition failed in its attempt to capture the Kuala Terengganu Parliamentary seat after Pas candidate Datuk Ahmad Amzad Hashim outpaced his challenger, Azan Ismail of PH, in the by-election today. As of 9pm, Ahmad Amzad secured a total of 26,791 votes, while Azan managed to garner only 8,115 votes.

10.00pm: Perikatan Nasional supporters have started gathering at Concorde Hotel here in anticipation of the official 15th state election results. While the Election Commission is hard at work tallying the votes from Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Selangor, Kedah, Kelantan and Perlis, the number of supporters at the hotel are gradually increasing.

9.50pm Official: Pakatan Harapan’s Kamri Kamaruddin has won the Bukit Antarabangsa state assembly seat. The Election Commission, in a statement, said Kamri had polled 30,772 votes to finish with a majority vote of 16,280 over Perikatan Nasional’s Sasha Lyna Abdul Latif.

9.45pm: DAP secretary-general Anthony Loke has retained the Chennah state seat after unofficial results show he won by a majority of 2,200 votes.

9.40pm: (UNOFFICIAL)

  • Amirudin claims victory in Sungai Tua. Caretaker Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari has claimed victory in the contest for the Sungai Tua seat.

  • PH retains Sekinchan. PH candidate, Ng Suee Lim has won 10,232 votes against PN’s Goh Gaik Meng with a majority of 4,018 votes.

  • 10 seats in PH Selangor hands. As of 9.20pm these seats are Sekinchan, Seri Kembangan, Kinrara, Bandar Utama, Subang Jaya, Bukit Gasing, Kampung Tunku, Bandar Baru Klang, Pandamaran and Banting.

9.30pm: (UNOFFICIAL)

  • Selangor polls: Tengku Zamrah beats the odd, PH claims victory in Ampangan. Unofficial results showed Tengku Zamrah polled 6,054 votes to defeat two other contenders, including Datuk Dr Mohamad Rafie Ab Malek, who sought to defend the seat as an independent.

  • Kelantan polls: PH wins Kota Lama. As of 9pm, Amanah candidate Dr Hafidzah Mustakim obtained 9,691 votes while Perikatan Nasional candidate Datuk Zamri Ismail received 9,489 votes.

  • Kelantan Deputy MB Amar wins in Panchor. Caretaker Deputy Menteri Besar Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah has won the Panchor seat with 18,700 votes.

  • Ahmad Yakob wins with 12,345-vote majority in Pasir Pekan. Caretaker menteri besar Datuk Ahmad Yakob has won the Pasir Pekan seat with a 12,345-vote majority.

9.15pm: (UNOFFICIAL)

  • Negri Sembilan polls: PH wins Klawang. PH won through Datuk Bakri Sawir of Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) who retained the seat after he polled 4,598 votes.

  • Kedah polls: Sanusi leading by 14,000 votes in Jeneri. Based on the latest unofficial result, Sanusi is leading by 14,159 majority votes after securing 18,943 votes against his BN candidate Datuk Muhamad Khizri Abu Kassim who polled 4,784 votes.

  • Selangor polls: PH candidate claims victory in Bandar Utama. Its candidate, Jamaliah Jamaluddin claimed she has unofficially won the constituency with a 26,957 vote majority.

  • Selangor polls: PN wins Sungai Burong. Its candidate, Mohd Zamri Mohd Zainuldin obtained 15,447 votes against Barisan Nasional’s Mohamad Khir Ramli who received 8,605 votes. This means that Zamri won with a 6,842-vote majority so far.

  • Selangor polls: PH’s Danial still leading with 8,356 votes in Batu Tiga. As of 9pm, Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate Danial Al-Rashid Haron garnered 8,356 votes while Perikatan Nasional (PN) candidate Datuk Seri Rina Harun won 6,882 votes. Muda candidate Syaidiyah Izzati Nur Razak Maideen continues to trail behind with 501 votes.

9.00pm: (UNOFFICIAL)

  • PH won through Datuk Bakri Sawir of Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) who retained the seat after he polled 4,598 votes.

  • Penang polls: PH’s Azrul claims victory for Bayan Lepas state seat. He defeated state Perikatan Nasional chairman Datuk Dominic Lau Hoe Chai. Based on unofficial result, he said he has won the Bayan Lepas state seat with a 2,454 vote-majority.

8.50pm: (UNOFFICIAL)

  • Victory assured for Lim Guan Eng. As of 8.28pm, with 65% of ballots counted for the N23 Air Putih seat, Lim has secured 8,710 votes as opposed to PN’s Kong Cheng Ann (764) and PRM’s Teh Yee Cheu (426).

  • Terengganu polls: Clean sweep for Pas, wins all 32 seats contested

8.45pm: Unofficial Negri Sembilan polls: BN Mustapha Nagoor wins Palong seat after he polled 7,955 votes. His contender Noor Azuan Pamin of Perikatan Nasional (PN) garnered 7,396 votes.

8.28pm: (UNOFFICIAL) PH wins in Banting in Selangor based on unofficial results released as of 8pm. Papparaidu Veraman won with 23,605 votes or 53 per cent of the overall votes as compared to Perikatan Nasional’s Saravanan Mutto Krishnan, who obtained 3,624 votes.

8.22pm: Selangor election: PH leading with 10 seats, PN leading with 2. They are Sekinchan, Dusun Tua, Balakong, Seri Kembangan, Kampung Tunku, Bandar Baru Klang, Pandamaran, Banting, Kota Kemuning and Tanjong Sepat.

8.20pm: Perikatan Nasional’s Datuk Seri Mohamad Azmin Ali is trailing by 558 votes at present in the battle for the Hulu Kelang state seat in Selangor. With 10,214 ballots counted at present, Pakatan Harapan’s Juwairiya Zulkifli has polled 5,386 votes to Azmin’s 4,828.

8.18pm: Unofficial results: Tok Mat gets to keep Rantau. The Defence Minister is leading with 9,810 majority votes after he polled 15,314 votes.

8.15pm: Unofficial result for Selangor: Syed Ahmad Syed Abdul Rahman Al-Hadad (Altimate) of Pakatan Harapan is leading in N20 Lembah Jaya with 1,244 votes, ahead of Perikatan Nasional’s Sharifah Hazlizah Syed Ariffin with 676 votes.

8.10pm: Unofficial result for Negri Sembilan: Aminuddin leading in Sikamat

8.08pm: Unofficial results: PH-BN wins 6 seats in Penang

They are Bagan Jermal, Padang Lalang, Pengkalan Kota, Komtar, Batu Lanchang and Paya Terubong.