"The coalition's election losses underscore not only anger over racial inequities but frustration among all Malaysians over rising prices, corruption and crime. While the National Front was expected to keep its parliamentary majority, the opposition was expected to gain seats" - AP report
The MIC (Malaysian Indian Congress) has announced that it is quitting from the coalition after the defeat of its chief Samy Vellu. There is mounting resentment against its race based policies and MIC was seen as supporting these policies as part of the BN coalition.
Blogger Jeff Ooi of the opposition DAP has won a Penang seat in the elections.....it is believed that one of the reasons BN lost so much ground despite the support of the Malaysian media is the use of cyberspace by the opposition to air its alternative views.
Time for me to go to sleep, you will get plenty of updates in the Straits Times on the Malaysian elections.