Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi was asked this question during a press conference at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur early this morning.
However, he did not think that the defeats in five states was a vote of no confidence against is leadership. He also denied speculations he would step down in the wake of BN's disastrous performance.
He still didn't get it did he? The BN, the coalition which you led, has been trounced. The writing, as they say, is on the wall, Pak Lah. And the message, loud and clear. Kelantan has already asked you to fly wau? Surely you know what needs to be done after its massive loss and worst performance in the history of the country's general election.
If you gotta go, you gotta go, baby!
Here's the report:
BN forms new Government with simple majority of 132
By : NEWSDESK,
Barisan Nasional edged closer towards the coveted two-thirds parliamentary majority of 148 by securing 132 seats as at 3.30am. While opposition leaders are insisting that they have denied BN the two-thirds majority, BN leaders are still hopeful they will get the much-needed 16 seats later today.
Among the opposition, the DAP has taken 24 seats, followed by Parti Keadilan Rakyat at 22 and Pas at 20. At a collective 66 seats(?), this would be the opposition's most formidable presence in the new Dewan Rakyat.
The Election Commission had earlier declared Barisan Nasional as winner of Saturday’s parliamentary general election, having garnered 127 seats as at 1.30am.
According to EC chairman Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman, this is 15 seats more than the simple majority of 112. Abdul Rashid, when making the announcement at 2am, said the victory declaration was based on the fact that the coalition has accumulated more than 50 per cent of the parliamentary seats.
The EC later announced at 2.10 am that Pas has retained control of the Kelantan state government with a simple majority in the State Assembly after taking 23 of the 45 state seats.
In a Press conference at 3am, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said he will seek an audience with the King later today to seek consent to form a new BN Federal Government.
Surrounded by BN leaders including his deputy datuk Seri Najib Razak and wife Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah, he said he will make a media statement after that that would analysed the election results in detail.When asked about the BN defeats in five states, he said:
"We've lost, we've lost."
Abdullah did not think that the defeats in five states was a vote of no confidence against is leadership.
Despite clamour from reporters for more questions, Abdullah stood up and left the conference room, to the barrage of photographers' flashlights.
Read Rocky's Pak Lah Should Resign here
Former Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad will be holding a Press conference at his residence in The Mines, at 11am today.