2008 Malaysian state elections

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State assembly elections were held in Malaysia on 8 March 2008 in all states except Sarawak. The elections took place alongside general elections.

Results[edit]

Perlis[edit]

e • d Summary of the 8 March 2008 Perlis State Assembly election results
Votes % of vote Seats % of seats +/–
Barisan Nasional: 58,459 60.4 14 93.3 Steady
United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) 51,346 53.0 12 80.0 Steady
Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) 7,113 7.3 2 13.3 Steady
Pakatan Rakyat:
35,007 36.2 1 6.7 Steady
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) 29,698 30.7 1 6.7 Steady
People's Justice Party (PKR) 5,309 5.5 0 0.0 Steady
Independents 1,585 1.6 0 0.0 Steady
Overall total 96,822 100 15 100 Steady

Source: The Star[1], Malaysia

  • The Sanglang seat won by Abdullah Hassan (BN) during the election was declared vacant by the Perlis Election Court in June 2008 on grounds of error during the ballot counting process. In September, Hashim Jasin (PAS) was declared the rightful winner of the seat.[2]

Kedah[edit]

e • d Summary of the 8 March 2008 Kedah State Legislative Assembly election results
Party Candidates Vote Seats
Votes % Won % +/–
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party PAS 24 16 44.44 +11
National Front[a] BN 36 14 38.89 -17
United Malays National Organisation UMNO 28 12 33.33 -11
Malaysian Chinese Association MCA 4 1 2.78 -3
Malaysian People's Movement Party Gerakan 2 1 2.78 -1
Malaysian Indian Congress MIC 2 0 0.00 -2
People's Justice Party PKR 10 4 11.11 +4
Democratic Action Party DAP 2 1 2.78 +1
Independents IND 2 1 2.78 +1
Valid votes
Invalid/blank votes
Total votes (voter turnout: %)   100.00 36 100.00 0
Did not vote
Registered voters  
Voting age population (aged 21 years and above)  
Kedah's population  

Source:

  1. ^ Contested using dacing election symbol on the ballot papers.

Kelantan[edit]

e • d Summary of the 8 March 2008 Kelantan State Legislative Assembly election results
Party Candidates Vote Seats
Votes % Won % +/–
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party PAS 40 38 84.44 +14
National Front[a] BN 45 6 13.33 -15
United Malays National Organisation UMNO 43 6 13.33 -15
Malaysian Chinese Association MCA 1 0 0.00 0
People's Justice Party PKR 5 1 2.22 +1
Independents IND 1 0 0.00 0
Valid votes
Invalid/blank votes
Total votes (voter turnout: %)   100.00 45 100.00 0
Did not vote
Registered voters  
Voting age population (aged 21 years and above)  
Kelantan's population  

Source:

  1. ^ Contested using dacing election symbol on the ballot papers.

Terengganu[edit]

e • d Summary of the 8 March 2008 Terengganu State Assembly election results
Votes % of vote Seats % of seats +/–
Barisan Nasional: 240,165 55.00 24 75.00 Decrease4
United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) 232,334 53.21 23 71.88 Decrease4
Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) 7,831 1.79 1 3.13 Steady
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) 180,021 41.23 8 25.00 Increase4
Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) 16,460 3.77 0 0.00 Steady
Overall total 436,646 100 32 100 Steady

Source: The Star[3], Malaysia

Penang[edit]

e • d Summary of the 8 March 2008 Penang State Legislative Assembly election results
Votes % of vote Seats % of seats +/–
Pakatan Rakyat:
(Formal coalition formed after election)
319,757 58.90 29 72.5 Increase27
Democratic Action Party Flag.svg Democratic Action Party (DAP) 175,067 32.25 19 47.5 Increase18
Parti Keadilan Rakyat logo.svg People's Justice Party (PKR) 110,872 20.42 9 22.5 Increase9
PAS logo.svg Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) 33,818 6.23 1 2.5 Steady
Barisan Nasional: 222,339 40.96 11 27.5 Decrease27
UMNO (Malaysia).svg United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) 93,923 17.30 11 27.5 Decrease3
Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia (Gerakan) 71,255 13.13 0 0.0 Decrease13
Flag of the Malaysian Chinese Association.svg Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) 50,123 9.23 0 0.0 Decrease9
Malaysian Indian Congress Flag.svg Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) 7,038 1.30 0 0.0 Decrease2
Independents 760 0.14 0 0.0 Steady
Overall total 542,856 100 40 100 Steady

Source: The Star[4]

Perak[edit]

e • d Summary of the 8 March 2008 Perak State Assembly election results
Votes % of vote Seats % of seats +/–
Pakatan Rakyat: 442,660 51.1 31 52.5 Increase24
Democratic Action Party (DAP) 188,484 21.7 18 30.5 Increase11
People's Justice Party (PKR) 118,824 13.7 7 11.9 Increase7
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) 135,352 15.6 6 10.2 Increase6
Barisan Nasional: 399,565 46.1 28 47.4 Decrease24
United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) 243,672 28.1 27 45.8 Decrease7
Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) 98,341 11.3 1 1.7 Decrease9
Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) 24,216 2.8 0 0.0 Decrease4
Malaysian People's Movement Party (Gerakan) 27,595 3.2 0 0.0 Decrease4
People's Progressive Party (PPP) 5741 0.7 0 0.0 Steady
Independents 1,635 0.2 0 0.0 Steady
Overall total 886,830 100 59 100 Steady

Source: The Star[5], Malaysia

  • Three Pakatan Rakyat assemblymen became independents in February 2009. A fourth assemblyman became independent in June 2009.

Pahang[edit]

e • d Summary of the 8 March 2008 Pahang State Legislative Assembly election results
Party Candidates Vote Seats
Votes % Won % +/–
National Front[a] BN 42 37 88.10 -4
United Malays National Organisation UMNO 29 69.05 -2
Malaysian Chinese Association MCA 6 14.29 -2
Malaysian People's Movement Party Gerakan 1 2.38 0
Malaysian Indian Congress MIC 1 2.38 0
Democratic Action Party DAP 2 4.76 +1
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party PAS 2 4.76 +2
People's Justice Party PKR 0 0.00 0
Independents IND 1 2.38 +1
Valid votes
Invalid/blank votes
Total votes (voter turnout: %)   100.00 42 100.00 0
Did not vote
Registered voters  
Voting age population (aged 21 years and above)  
Pahang's population  

Source:

  1. ^ Contested using dacing election symbol on the ballot papers.

Selangor[edit]

e • d Summary of the 8 March 2008 Selangor State Legislative Assembly election results
Party Candidates Vote Seats
Votes % Won % +/–
National Front[a] BN 56 20 35.71 -34
United Malays National Organisation UMNO 18 32.14 -17
Malaysian Chinese Association MCA 2 3.57 -10
Malaysian People's Movement Party Gerakan 0 0.00 -4
Malaysian Indian Congress MIC 0 0.00 -3
People's Justice Party PKR 15 26.79 +15
Democratic Action Party DAP 13 23.21 +11
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party PAS 8 14.29 +8
Independents IND 0 0.00 0
Valid votes
Invalid/blank votes
Total votes (voter turnout: %)   100.00 56 100.00 0
Did not vote
Registered voters  
Voting age population (aged 21 years and above)  
Selangor's population  

Source:

  1. ^ Contested using dacing election symbol on the ballot papers.

Negeri Sembilan[edit]

e • d Summary of the 8 March 2008 Negeri Sembilan State Legislative Assembly election results
Party Candidates Vote Seats
Votes % Won % +/–
National Front[a] BN 36 21 58.33 -13
United Malays National Organisation UMNO 19 52.78 -3
Malaysian Chinese Association MCA 1 2.78 -7
Malaysian Indian Congress MIC 1 2.78 -1
Malaysian People's Movement Party Gerakan 0 0.00 -2
Democratic Action Party DAP 10 27.78 +8
People's Justice Party PKR 4 11.11 +4
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party PAS 1 2.78 +1
Valid votes
Invalid/blank votes
Total votes (voter turnout: %)   100.00 36 100.00 0
Did not vote
Registered voters  
Voting age population (aged 21 years and above)  
Negeri Sembilan's population  

Source:

  1. ^ Contested using dacing election symbol on the ballot papers.

Malacca[edit]

e • d Summary of the 8 March 2008 Malacca State Assembly election results
Votes % of vote Seats % of seats +/–
Barisan Nasional: 163,917 55.5 23 82.1 Decrease3
United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) 103,050 34.9 18 64.3 Steady
Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) 46,197 15.6 4 14.3 Decrease2
Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) 5,950 2.0 1 3.6 Steady
Malaysian People's Movement Party (Gerakan) 8,720 3.0 0 0.0 Decrease1
Pakatan Rakyat: 124,213 42.1 5 17.9 Increase3
Democratic Action Party (DAP) 63,235 21.4 5 17.9 Increase3
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) 40,629 13.8 0 0.0 Steady
Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) 20,349 6.9 0 0.0 Steady
Overall total 295,207 100 28 100 Steady

Source: The Star[6], Malaysia

Johor[edit]

e • d Summary of the 8 March 2008 Johor State Legislative Assembly election results
Party Candidates Vote Seats
Votes % Won % +/–
National Front[a] BN 56 50 89.29 -5
United Malays National Organisation UMNO 32 57.14 -1
Malaysian Chinese Association MCA 12 21.43 -3
Malaysian Indian Congress MIC 4 7.14 0
Malaysian People's Movement Party Gerakan 2 3.57 -1
Democratic Action Party DAP 4 7.14 +4
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party PAS 2 3.57 +1
People's Justice Party PKR 0 0.00 0
Valid votes
Invalid/blank votes
Total votes (voter turnout: %)   100.00 56 100.00 0
Did not vote
Registered voters  
Voting age population (aged 21 years and above)  
Johor's population  

Source:

  1. ^ Contested using dacing election symbol on the ballot papers.

Sabah[edit]

e • d Summary of the 8 March 2008 Sabah State Legislative Assembly election results
Party Candidates Vote Seats
Votes % Won % +/–
National Front[a] BN 60 59 98.33 0
United Malays National Organisation UMNO 32 32 53.33 0
United Sabah Party PBS 13 12 20.00 -1
United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation UPKO 6 6 10.00 +1
Sabah Progressive Party SAPP 4 4 6.67 0
Liberal Democratic Party LDP 3 3 5.00 0
Malaysian Chinese Association MCA 1 1 1.67 0
United Sabah People's Party PBRS 1 1 1.67 0
Democratic Action Party DAP 10 1 1.67 +1
Federated Sabah People's Front BERSEKUTU 15 0 0.00 0
People's Justice Party PKR 55 0 0.00 0
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party PAS 2 0 0.00 0
United Pasok Nunukragang National Organisation PASOK 6 0 0.00 0
United Democratic Sabah People's Power Party SETIA 2 0 0.00 0
Independents IND 47 0 0.00 -1
Valid votes
Invalid/blank votes
Total votes (voter turnout: %)   100.00 60 100.00 0
Did not vote
Registered voters  
Voting age population (aged 21 years and above)  
Sabah's population  

Source:

  1. ^ Contested using dacing election symbol on the ballot papers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ MALAYSIA DECIDES 2008 > General Election 2008 Results > Perlis
  2. ^ PAS’ Hashim Jasin declared Sanglang winner. The Star. 16 September 2008
  3. ^ "MALAYSIA DECIDES 2008 > General Election 2008 Results > Terengganu". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 16 April 2011.
  4. ^ MALAYSIA DECIDES 2008 > General Election 2008 Results > Penang
  5. ^ MALAYSIA DECIDES 2008 > General Election 2008 Results > Perak
  6. ^ MALAYSIA DECIDES 2008 > General Election 2008 Results > Malacca