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8.55pm: Latest count – BN has reduced PAS’ lead to 1,751 votes – PAS (28,249), BN (26,498), Independent (160). With another 9,000 votes to be counted, it is very unlikely for BN to stop PAS.
Thousands of PAS supporters have gathered outside the main tally centre at the Kuala Terengganu state stadium.
Meanwhile, the official Election Commission tally has PAS leading by 543 votes – PAS (24,004), BN (21,461), Independent (136). This is based on 100 polling boxes while 44 boxes yet to tallied.
8.45pm: According PAS leaders, the party has won Kuala Terengganu by a majority of 1,600 votes. It is learnt that PAS has won in all four state constituencies. In the last general election, the party won three of the four state constituencies.
PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang is to call a press conference soon.
8.35pm: Unofficial – PAS now leads by 2,132 votes with 52,466 votes counted so far – PAS (26,971), BN (24,839), Independent (152). Another 20 percent of votes, or about 10,000 votes, yet to be counted.
PAS is certain to win the crucial Kuala Terengganu by-election with this unassailable lead.