Crowd jubilant, set to party to welcome back Anwar to Parliament. My eyes and ears at the Institute Tuanku Bainun, the tally centre for the Permatang Pauh by-election, say there's a crowd of about a thousand PR supporters gathered outside now (about 6.30pm) as counting of the votes begin. Malaysiakini says the road to the centre has been closed by police (read here and click on the Mkini map to enlarge).
The unofficial result should be known in about an hour or so. The Election Commission places voter turnout at about 65 per cent.
Will there be trouble tonight? That's what a lot of people are asking. My E&E says: "Trouble? Not here. This lot is happy, not angry."
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
No hell will break loose tonight
At 6:30 p.m.