Anwar: Sex claims are ‘vendetta’

Anwar has called the sodomy allegations against him a government conspiracy [EPA]

Malaysia’s de facto opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, has said police have no case against him to prove that he sodomised a male aide, saying the allegations are part of a “personal vendetta” against him.

Speaking at his Kuala Lumpur home on Thursday shortly after he was freed on bail, Anwar called on the Malaysian prime minister to ensure the investigation against him was conducted professionally.

Anwar, 61, has repeatedly denied the sodomy accusation, which he says is a political conspiracy to prevent him from challenging the government.

It is the second time in a decade that his political career has been jeopardised by such allegations.

He was arrested on Wednesday and questioned for eight hours over the case. He was not formally charged, but police say he remains a suspect in the case.

Speaking to reporters Anwar said he was treated like a “major criminal” and needed medical treatment after a night in a bare cell at Kuala Lumpur police headquarters which aggravated a back injury.

“Dumped in a cell to sleep on a cold cement floor with nothing… that has exacerbated the pain,” he said.

He added that he was subjected to an examination which included the measuring of his genitals.

“They have seen all my private parts. Of course I refused to be photographed, it could be on YouTube very soon! You mean I can trust the system?”

‘Vengeneance’

Anwar supporters gathered outside police headquarters to protest his arrest [EPA]

He described his arrest on Wednesday and his detention overnight as “absolutely unnecessary” saying the police actions were “an act of personal vengeance” against him.Police officials have said he received fair treatment during his almost 24 hours in custody during which he was allowed two visits by family members.

Speaking to Al Jazeera Syed Hamid Albar, the Malaysian home affairs minister, denied that there were any political motivations in the case, saying it was a purely criminal investigation.

“There is no political motivation for us to bring a case just because we fear we are under political threat by him – I don’t think we fear that,” he said.

Anwar was arrested an hour before a police deadline for him to voluntarily answer charges that he sexually assaulted a young male aide, the second time he has faced sodomy accusations in a decade.

He has described the sodomy allegations as a “fabrication” and a “malicious” attack by his political enemies.

Sodomy is illegal in Malaysia and carries a jail sentence of up to 20 years if convicted.

US concerns

Responding to news of Anwar’s arrest on Wednesday the US State Department said the case raised “serious questions and concerns” over the rule of law in Malaysia.

“We urge Malaysian authorities to resolve this matter in a manner that builds confidence in the impartial rule of law in Malaysia,” Sean McCormack, a department spokesman, said in a statement.

In 1998 Anwar faced similar charges when he was accused of sodomising a male assistant.

The accusation led to his sacking from his posts as finance minister and deputy prime minister and an eventual jail sentence, sparking massive street protests by supporters.

His conviction on sodomy charges was later overturned by Malaysia’s high court, but he served six years on a related corruption charge.

Anwar has said repeatedly that both charges were trumped up by political opponents and the police.

With the Anwar case once again stirring political tensions in Malaysia, police have implemented road blocks and security checks around Kuala Lumpur in an effort to prevent fresh protests.

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OPEN LETTER CONCERNING DATUK SERI DR. ANWAR IBRAHIM


Al-Salaamu ‘Alaikum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuhu,

We, the undersigned, believe the honorable brother Datuk Seri Dr. Anwar Ibrahim to be of the highest ethical and moral integrity, a devout Muslim and a devoted father and husband. He is universally recognized as an advocate for justice and fairness, and he has a long history of promoting Islam and championing Islamic ethical and charitable causes.

We are deeply concerned about the physical safety and freedom of our respected brother Datuk Seri Dr. Anwar Ibrahim. We are troubled by the unsubstantiated and clearly scurrilous claims made against him and his character. Allah says in the Holy Qur’an:

“O ye who believe! Shun much suspicion; for lo! some suspicion is a crime. And spy not, neither backbite one another. Would one of you love to eat the flesh of his dead brother? Ye abhor that (so abhor the other)! And keep your duty (to Allah). Lo! Allah is Relenting, Merciful.” (The Holy Qur’an, Al-Hujurat, 49:12)

Our beloved Malaysia is today one of the leading countries of the Muslim Ummah. It is an example of a successful modern Islamic country, and in many ways a model and example for other Muslim countries. This has been due to the Grace of Allah and then largely to the historical and invaluable efforts and contributions made by Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohammed and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi (among others). Every Muslim who knows anything about Malaysia is proud and appreciative of these efforts. Equally, every Muslim who knows Malaysian politics is appreciative of the formidable political courage in leadership exhibited by Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohammed during his time as Prime Minister of Malaysia and of the example of personal piety and forbearance that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi has given the Ummah today.

Indeed, perhaps precisely because of Malaysia’s prominence within the Ummah and the world, we would like to point out that the global Muslim community is paying close attention to the way our respected and honorable brother Dr. Anwar Ibrahim is treated. We have no wish to interfere in the internal politics of Malaysia, or in civil and criminal accusations within the country, which we reiterate are ultimately the business only of the Malaysian state and people. However, the spectacle, ten years ago, of our respected brother Datuk Seri Dr. Anwar Ibrahim sitting patiently in court after having been personally and illegally beaten up by then Police Chief of Malaysia is still fresh within our minds as a travesty of justice and impartiality under the law in a leading Muslim country. We are all still ashamed of that image, which will ever be indelibly engraved in our memories. So we remind our bothers in Malaysia that our beloved Prophet Muhammad (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said that justice is the very goal of government in Islam. And Allah Himself says in the Holy Qur’an:

Say: My Lord enjoineth justice …” (Al-A’raf, 7:29)

Thus we feel that we have a right — and indeed, an obligation under Islam — to strongly urge the Malaysian authorities to facilitate a swift, transparent and just resolution to this issue and resolutely ensure the safety, freedom and physical well-being of our honorable and respected brother Anwar Ibrahim. Allah says in the Holy Qur’an:

The Truth is from thy Lord (O Muhammad), so be not thou of those who waver.” (Al-Baqarah, 2:147)

Moreover, given the political implications of the timing of this latest incident; given the political undertones of the previous incidents of similar accusations made in 1998 — which led to the wrongful incarceration of Dr. Anwar Ibrahim for six years, and that have since been publicly refuted in the highest Malaysian court of law — and given the proven questionable nature of the authorities involved in the investigation, we feel morally obliged to also state our deep concern about the prospects of true justice for Anwar Ibrahim in the current authorities in the police and prosecution departments (whose leadership was personally involved in Dr. Anwar Ibrahim’s previous unjust accusations) without deliberate, careful, impartial and independent political oversight. Allah says in the Holy Qur’an:

Lo! Allah enjoineth justice and kindness, and giving to kinsfolk, and forbiddeth lewdness and abomination and wickedness. He exhorteth you in order that ye may take heed.” (Al-Nahl, 16:90)

Finally, we are morally obliged as Muslims to also point out that our religion and our beloved Prophet Muhammad (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) regard false accusations in these matters to be of extremely grave consequence. In fact, under Islamic Law, accusations of this magnitude that are not substantiated by four eye-witnesses of impeccable character (such as did not occur neither with these accusations nor with the previous ones) incur severe legal punishment only for the accusers themselves. Perhaps what is most insidious and disturbing, however, is the likely malevolent and slanderous intent behind these attacks on the moral character of our brother Dr. Anwar Ibrahim. Allah says in the Holy Qur’an:

“When ye welcomed it with your tongues, and uttered with your mouths that whereof ye had no knowledge, ye counted it a trifle. In the sight of Allah it is very great. / Wherefor, when ye heard it, said ye not: It is not for us to speak of this. Glory be to Thee (O Allah)! This is awful calumny. / Allah admonisheth you that ye repeat not the like thereof ever, if ye are (in truth) believers.” (The Holy Qur’an, Surat Al-Nur, 24:15-17)

However, we have complete trust in Allah and so remain hopeful that the highest political authorities in Malaysia will, in sha Allah, secure an honest and just outcome to this deeply troubling situation. Allah says in the Holy Qur’an:

    “Let there arise from you a band of people who invite to goodness, and enjoin right conduct and forbid wrong. Such are they who are successful.” (Aal-‘Imran, 3:104)

Wal-Salaamu ‘Alaikum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuhu.


Signed by (in Alphabetical Order of First Names):

Dr. Abubaker Al-Shingieti

President, American Muslims for Constructive Engagement (AMCE)

Prof. Dr. Akbar Ahmed

Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies, American University, Washington DC; Former Pakistani High Commissioner to the UK

Shaykh Al-Habib Ali Zain Al-Abidin Al-Jifri

Founder and Director, Taba Institute, United Arab Emirates

Mr. M. Ali Lakhani

Founder and Editor of Sacred Web: A Journal of Tradition and Modernity, Canada

Dr. Anas Al-Shaikh-Ali

Chair, Association of Muslim Social Scientists UK

Academic Advisor, International Institute of Islamic Thought, London

Ms. Amina Rasul

Lead Convenor, Philippine Council for Islam and Democracy, Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Prof. Dr. Aref Ali Nayed

Muslim Scholar, Libya; Senior Advisor, Cambridge Interfaith Program, Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge University; Former Professor, Institute for Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Asst. Prof. Dr. Caner Dagli

College of the Holy Cross, Worcester MA, USA

H.E. Shaykh Prof. Dr. Mustafa Cerić

Grand Mufti and Head of Ulema of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Prof. Dr. Din Syamsuddin

President, Central Board of Muhammadiyah, Indonesia

Mr. Eboo Patel

Founder and Executive Director, Interfaith Youth Core, USA

Ms. Farah El-Sharif

President, Muslim Students Association, Georgetown University, USA

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Hanafi Scholar; Instructor, The Razi Institute, Canada

Dr. Faroque Khan

Chairman, Islamic Center of Long Island, NY, USA

Prof. Dr. H.R.H. Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad bin Talal

Chairman of the Board of the Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought, Jordan

Shaykh Salih bin Sultan Ghalib Al-Quaiti

Hadramaut, Yemen

Mr. Hasan (Charles) Le Gai Eaton

Writer on Islam, UK

Dr. Ibrahim Kalin

Director, SETA Foundation, Ankara, Turkey; Asst. Prof. Georgetown University, USA

Prof. Dr. Ingrid Mattson

President, The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)

Dr. Jamal Barzinji

Vice-President, International Institute of Islamic Thought, USA

Dr. Jonathan Brown

Assistant Professor, University of Washington, USA

Dr. Marve Kavakci

George Washington University

Dr. Mohammad Fadel

Assistant Professor of Law, University of Toronto, Canada

Dr. Mohamed Bechari

President of the National Federation of Muslims of France (FNMF); Secretary-General of The Islamic European conference (EIC/CIE); Vice-President of the Foundation of Islamic Works of France (FOI); President-Rector de of the Avicenna Institute (IASH), France

Mohamed H. Marei

Founder and Director, Qasid Institute, Jordan

Hafiz Moez Masoud

Host of Al-Tariq Al-Sah television show, Cairo, Egypt

H.E. Amb. Dr. Murad Hofmann

Author and Muslim Intellectual, Germany

Mr. Musa Saket

Chairman of the Board, Al-Salam Audio Media (Hayat Fm), Jordan

Prof. Dr. Mustapha Cherif

Muslims Intellectual; Former Minister of Higher Education and Former Ambassador, Algeria

Prof. Dr. Muzammil H. Siddiqui

Islamic Scholar and Theologian; Chairman of the Fiqh Council of North America, USA

Dr. Nabil El-Sharif

Editor- in-Chief, Al-Dustour Daily Newspaper, Jordan

Mr. Nihad Awad

National Executive Director, Co-Founder

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), USA

Shaykh Nuh Ha Mim Keller

Author and Educator, Jordan

Dr. Seyyed Reza Shah-Kazemi

Author and Muslim Scholar, UK

H.E. Prof. Dr. Rusmir Mahmutcehajic

Professor, Sarajevo University; President of the International Forum Bosnia; Former Vice President of the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Prof. S. Abdallah Schleifer

Distinguished Professor, The American University of Cairo; Founder and former Director of the Adham Center for Journalism (AUC); former Washington DC  bureau chief  Al Arabiya News Channel

Dr. Sayyid Syeed

ISNA Secretary-General, USA

Dr. Sherman A. Jackson

Arthur H. Thurnau Professor of Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan; Co-Founder The American Learning Institute for Muslims, USA

Mr. Sohail Nakhooda

Editor-in-Chief, Islamica Magazine

Prof. Dr. Sulayman S. Nyang

Howard University, USA

Dr. Tawfik Awji

Beirut Islamic University, Lebanon

Dr. Yusuf Islam

Composer and Philanthropist, Islamia Schools Trust, London, UK

Dr. Yousuf Zia Kavakci

Director Islamic Association of Northern Texas and Member Fiqh Council of North America.

Islamica Magazine

July 2008 CE;   Rajab 1429

Malaysia’s Anwar freed on bail

Anwar has called the sodomy allegations against him  a government conspiracy [EPA]

Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia’s de facto opposition leader, has been freed on bail a day after he was arrested in connection with an alleged sexual assault on a male aide.

“He is freed, he is not feeling well and he’s going straight home,” Sankara Nair, Anwar’s lawyer, told reporters on Thursday morning.

Anwar, adviser to Malaysia’s opposition Keadilan (Justice) party, was detained at police headquarters in Kuala Lumpur for questioning at around midday on Wednesday.

He was later taken to a city hospital for a medical examination, where his lawyers said he refused to give a DNA sample.

He made no statement on his release, but is expected to speak to media gathered outside his home later on Thursday.

Anwar has not been formally charged, but he remains a suspect in the case which threatens to derail his anticipated return to active politics almost 10 years after he was sacked from the government.

Police officials have said he received fair treatment during his almost 24 hours in custody during which he was allowed two visits by family members.

He was arrested an hour before a police deadline for him to voluntarily answer charges that he sexually assaulted a young male aide, the second time he has faced sodomy accusations in a decade.

‘Fabrication’

Anwar has described the sodomy allegations as a “fabrication” and a “malicious” attack by his political enemies.

Sodomy is illegal in Malaysia and carries a jail sentence of up to 20 years if convicted.

Speaking to Al Jazeera shortly after her husband’s release, Anwar’s wife Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, said he was “very tired … very fatigued” after sleeping overnight on the cement floor of a police cell.

She said Anwar had been ordered to report back at the police headquarters after a month “but we think there is no case against him”.

Wan Azizah, who is president of the Keadilan party, said they suspected that the authorities were trying to get a fresh DNA sample from him to fabricate evidence.

“They already have a DNA sample from the old case, so we are questioning why they need a fresh one,” she said.

“We suspect they are trying to fabricate evidence in order to find him guilty.”

US concerns

Anwar’s supporters gathered outside the police headquarters to protest his arrest [EPA]

Responding to news of Anwar’s arrest on Wednesday the US State Department said the case raised “serious questions and concerns” over the rule of law in Malaysia.

“We urge Malaysian authorities to resolve this matter in a manner that builds confidence in the impartial rule of law in Malaysia,” Sean McCormack, a department spokesman, said in a statement.

Anwar has said the assault allegation by Mohamad Saiful Bukhari, 23, was a government conspiracy to prevent him from seizing power following an unprecedented gain by the opposition in the general elections in March.

In 1998 Anwar faced similar charges when he was accused of sodomising a male assistant.

The accusation led to his sacking from his posts as finance minister and deputy prime minister and an eventual jail sentence.

His conviction on sodomy charges was later overturned by Malaysia’s high court, but he served six years on a related corruption charge.

That case sparked massive street protests by his supporters.

With the Anwar case once again stirring political tensions in Malaysia, police have implemented road blocks and security checks around Kuala Lumpur in an effort to prevent fresh protests.

ALJAZEERA

Malaysia’s Anwar arrested

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Police arrested Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on Wednesday about an hour before a deadline for him to appear at police headquarters to answer allegations that he sodomized a male aide.

Anwar Ibrahim

Anwar Ibrahim

The arrest was likely to exacerbate the political divisions and tensions that have been running high since the opposition made unprecedented gains in the March general elections, eroding the ruling coalition’s strength in Parliament.

Anwar has denied the sodomy accusation — made in a police complaint by the young male aide last month — as a political conspiracy by the government to snuff out his publicly announced campaign to seize power by September.

About a dozen policemen, some of them wearing balaclavas, cordoned off the road leading to Anwar’s house and stopped his car, said his lawyer Sankara Nair. He said the policemen informed Anwar that they had orders to arrest him but gave no reason.

Anwar was bundled into a police car with dark tinted windows and driven to the police headquarters where a crowd of opposition lawmakers including his wife Azizah Ismail gathered outside. They were not allowed inside, and there was no trouble or violence.

Azizah said Anwar called on her cell phone after being arrested.

“I feel apprehensive because my husband … is not that well. He has a bad back, he’s had surgery. And (during our) the brief conversation he said they (police) were not gentle,” she said.

It was not clear why Anwar was arrested a little before 1 p.m. since he had said he would present himself for interrogation before the Wednesday 2 p.m. deadline set by the police.

Azmin Ali, the vice president of Anwar’s People’s Justice Party, called the arrest “outrageous and very uncivilized.”

“This is not a criminal case but a political case,” he said.

The arrest was made as Anwar was returning home from the administrative capital of Putrajaya. He had told reporters there that he would go to the police headquarters at 2 p.m. and “give my fullest cooperation” to the police.

The sodomy accusation recreated a drama surrounding a similar scandal he faced in 1998 when he was deputy prime minister and finance minister. Another sodomy accusation at the time led to his dismissal from the government and subsequent conviction and imprisonment. His downfall led to massive street protests by his supporters for weeks.

Malaysia’s Supreme Court later overturned the conviction, but by then Anwar had served six years in jail on a related abuse of power charge. He was freed in 2004, when he revived his political career as an opposition leader.

“There is no basis for this whole fabrication and malicious attacks. It is just a repeat of the 1998 script. You can see the pattern,” Anwar said in Putrajaya.

Anwar can be held in custody for up to 14 days, after which he must be charged. Sodomy is a non-bailable offense, punishable by up to 20 years in jail.

The sodomy accusation has hampered his campaign to topple the government, which suffered badly at the hands of his three-party People’s Alliance in the March 8 general elections.

The ruling National Front coalition, which has traditionally enjoyed a two-thirds majority, now has only a 30-seat advantage over the opposition. Anwar’s charisma and strategic skills were credited with boosting the opposition’s strength in the 222-member Parliament from 19 to 82 seats.

CNN

Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim arrested

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has been arrested outside his home, his lawyer has said.

Mr Anwar was stopped by several police officers outside his home and taken to police headquarters.

His lawyer said no reason was given for the arrest, which came shortly before Mr Anwar was due to give a statement to police over sodomy allegations.

The former deputy prime minister denies the allegations, which he says are aimed at ending his political comeback.

Armed police

Mr Anwar has been has been in a tense stand-off with police since a former male aide accused him of sexual assault two weeks ago.

Malaysian riot police

Police used tear gas and water cannon against Mr Anwar’s supporters in 1998

The 60 year-old opposition leader had always been due to report to police on Wednesday, to be interviewed over sodomy allegations.

But police decided not to wait. Mr Anwar was stopped outside the gates of his home on Wednesday morning, by armed police wearing balaclavas.

He was taken to police HQ in a large convoy.

His lawyer and his wife have been seen going into the building.

Mr Anwar’s arrest will be seen as provocative by Malaysian opposition groups.

When he was arrested on similar charges 10 years ago, his supporters staged large demonstrations.

A BBC correspondent in Kuala Lumpur, Robin Brant, says it is almost certain that the same thing will happen again now.

BBC News

Police arrest Malaysia’s Anwar


Anwar says the allegations against him are politically motivated [AFP]

Malaysia’s de facto opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, has been arrested shortly before he was due to give a statement to police over allegations that he sexually assaulted a male aide.

Anwar’s lawyer told Al Jazeera police stopped his client’s car near his home in Kuala Lumpur, the capital, at about midday on Wednesday and took him to police headquarters.

Earlier police had obtained an arrest warrant for Anwar, saying he had failed to respond to a request to be questioned over allegations made by a male former aide that he had been sodomised by Anwar.

Mohamad Bakri Zinin, head of the police criminal investigation department, had warned of “necessary action” should the de facto opposition leader fail to appear for questioning before the 2pm (06:00 GMT) deadline on Wednesday.

It is not clear why police acted before the deadline.

Anwar’s lawyer, Sankara Nair, had said his client would abide by the police order and was prepared to be arrested.

Sodomy is a non-bailable offence punishable by up to 20 years in jail in Malaysia.

Early this month, Anwar filed a defamation lawsuit against the 23-year-old man who claimed he was sodomised by the opposition leader.

Previous allegations

A similar sodomy allegation 10 years ago led to his sacking as deputy prime minister and a prison sentence, but the country’s highest court subsequently overturned the conviction.

He did, however, spend six years in prison on a related corruption charge.

Earlier this month he filed a police complaint against the country’s national police chief and the attorney-general over that incident, alleging the two had fabricated evidence against him.

Anwar, who on Tuesday debated with the information minister on the country’s recent massive fuel price hike, has repeatedly said the current sodomy allegation was politically motivated to stop his campaign to topple the Barisan Nasional government.

The one-hour debate with Ahmad Shabery Cheek was Malaysia’s first ever live television debate with a cabinet minister.


aljazeera.net

PRU 2008 : Fakta-fakta Menarik

Oleh GB

aBarisan Nasional hanya memperolehi kira-kira 51 peratus jumlah undi daripada 7.9 juta pengundi yang membuang undi pada 8 Mac lalu..

Namun ia, memperolehi 63 peratus dari jumlah kerusi yang dipertandingkan – 140 daripada 222 kerusi di Parlimen.

Menariknya, jumlah 49.79 peratus undi yang diterima oleh Barisan Alternatif  itu lebih merata di seluruh negara, yang juga bermaksud Barisan Alternatif menerima majoriti undi sebenar di dalam negara ini.

Dan, apabila ditinjau pada kerusi parlimen, BN hanya memperolehi 85 kerusi Parlimen di Semananjung, manakala BA memiliki 80. Hampir 40 peratus kerusi BN adalah di Sabah dan Sarawak – 55 daripada 140.

Calon termuda ialah dari PKR, Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, berumur 26. Beliau mengalahkan penyandang Seri Setia, Seripa Noli Syed Hussin.

Calon tertua ialah nenek benama Maimun Yusuf, 89, yang bertanding di parlimen Kuala Terengganu . Beliau hilang wang pertaruhannya.

56 calon dari pembangkang dan calon Bebas juga hilang wang pertaruhan setelah gagal memperoelhi satu perlapan dari jumlah undi yang dikira..

Majoriti undi terbesar dimenangi oleh calon DAP Teresa Kok menentang BN Carol Chew, dengan 36,492 undi di palimen Seputeh di Kuala Lumpur.

Majorit terkecil ialah 14 undi yang diteirma oleh calon BN Hamdi Abu Bakar yang mengalahkan Abu Bakar Haji Hussain dari PAS di DUN Pengkalan Baharu di Perak.

Empat orang yang utama di dalam kes pita video Lingam semuanya berjaya iaiatu : Loh Gwo Burne (who yang merakam pita video), Wee Choo Keong (peguam yang mewakili adik VK Lingam semasa inkuiri) dan R Sivarasa serta Sim Tze Tzin (tersenarai sebagai saksi tetapi tidak dipanggil). Keempat-empat dari PKR.

Calon terramai ialah dari kerusi DUN Sukau, Sabah, dimana lapan orang calon bertanding , termasuk 5 orang calon Bebas.

Blogger terkenal Jeff Ooi – yang berkempen secara online dan kutipan derma dilakuka melalui blognya – berjaya di palimen Jelutong untuk DAP.

Blogger lain termasuklah Tony Pua (DAP, Palimen Petaling Jaya Utara ), Elizabeth Wong (PKR, DUN Bukit Lanjan ) dan Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad (PKR, DUN Seri Setia).

Aktivis masyarakat Charles Santiago (DAP, isu penswastaan air), Edward Lee (DAP, masyarakat setempat), Elizabeth Wong dan R Sivarasa (PKR, hak asasi manusia).

Tamparan Hebat
Kekalahan komponen BN mengakibat beberapa kekosongan di dalam pelbagai kementerian, dan memaksa satu penyusunan kabinet dilakukan..

Menteri
S Samy Vellu (Menteri Kerja Raya)
Shahrizat Abdul Jalil (Menteri Wanita, Keluarga dan Pembangunan Masyarakat)
Zainuddin Maidin (Menteri Penerangan)
Abdul Aziz Shamsuddin (Menteri Pembangunan Wilayah dan Luarbandar)

Timbalan Menteri
Chia Kwang Chye (Kementerian Penerangan)
G Palanivel (Kementerian Wanita, Keluarga dan Pembangunan Masyarakat)
Tan Chai Ho (Kementerian Dalam Negeri)
V Veerasingam (Kementerian Perdagangan dan Hal Ehawal Pengguna)
S Sothinathan (Kementerian Sumber Asli dan Persekitaran)
Donald Lim (Kementerian Pelancongan)
Fu Ah Kiow (Kementerian Keselamatan Dalam Negeri)
M Kayveas (Jabatan Perdana Menteri)

Setiausaha Parlimen
Chew Mei Fun (Kementerian Wanita, Keluarga dan Pembangunan Masyarakat)
P Komala Devi (Kementerian Pelajaran)
Lee Kah Choon (Kementerian Kesihatan)
Ng Lip Yong (Kementerian Industri Tanaman dan Komiditi)
S Vigneswaran (Kementerian Belia dan Sukan)
Rahman Ibrahim (Kementerian Dalam Negeri)
Dr Mohd Ruddin Ab Ghani (Kementerian Sains, Teknologi dan Alam Sekitar) – tidak dicalonkan
Yew Teong Look (Kementerian Wilayah Persekutuan)
Seluruh pasukan dari Kementerian Wanita, Keluarga dan Pembangunan Masyarakat kalah di dalam pilihanraya..

Kesemua pemimpin tertinggi MIC kalah – Presiden, Timbalan Presiden, dua Naib-Presiden, Ketua Wanita dan Ketua Pemuda.

Pemangku Presiden Gerakan yang juga Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon kecundang, Beliau tewas kepada bekas pensyarah, Dr P. Ramasamy daripada DAP.

Daripada 12 kerusi Parlimen, Gerakan hanya menang kerusi Gerik dan Simpang Renggam, selain memenangi lima kerusi Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) — Kuala Sepetang (Perak), Ketari (Pahang), Pemanis (Johor), Bukit Batu (Johor) dan Derga (Kedah).

Parti itu bertanding di 31 kerusi DUN dan tumpas kesemua kerusi di Pulau Pinang, tempat ia bertapak.