Pakatan Harapan has won six States, says Mahathir

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PETALING JAYA (May 9): Pakatan Harapan says it has won six States in today’s general election.

Besdes retaining Penang and Selangor, the coalition has secured victories in Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Johor and Kedah.

“Practically, the whole of peninsula is already won by PH,” PH chairman Tun Mahathir Mohamad told a packed press conference at Sheraton Hotel here tonight.

Mahathir claimed that there were deliberate efforts by the Election Commission to withhold the results of the election.

“In Sabah, I was told that the same thing is happening, where Form 14 (the form that confirms the total number of votes a candidate gets at each polling station) is not being signed. There are also instances of blackouts and things like that,” he said.

“I believe that (Parti Warisan Sabah president) Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal himself has already finished counting and he has won, but they refused to sign the Form 14, and therefore they are not announcing that he has actually won the election,” he added.

On the possibility of an emergency being declared,  Mahathir said Malaysians are not violent people and therefore the was no necessity for that.

“I don't think they would allow this kind of things to happen because from the showings by the people, they want Datuk Seri Najib Razak out. I worry that certain people with authority might be backing him,” he said.

Mahathir also referred to the situation in the Philippines previously when former president Ferdinand Marcos was protected by the police, but lost support after the assassination of Benigno Aquino.

“I am sure that we don't want to see somebody murdered before people come to their senses. People must know what is their duty and they must do what is right according to the Constitution and the laws of this country,” he added.

Mahathir said that caretaker Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak should step down as and allow the official results of the election to be announced.

"(He should) declare that he is no longer the Prime Minister, but most importantly don't get in the way of announcing the results of the election," he said.

Mahathir said he intends to meet the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong to facilitate his appointment as the new Prime Minister, but it is not possible until the election results are official.

"I would (also) like to see the King if anything untoward happens, but the question is whether he wants to meet me," he added.