The candidates are ready, all parties have geared up, all pkr supporters disguised as pas supporters have gathered their weapons, and we are set to go.
The two by-elections, one state and the other parliamentary will be hotly contested.
In Sabah, the parliamentary seat of Batu Sapi pits 3 candidates, 1 from Barisan Nasional and 2 from Pakatan Anwar. BN fielded Datin Linda Tsen Thau Lin, of Parti Bersatu Sabah, who is also the widow of the late MP for Batu Sapi. Datuk Edmund Chong Ket Wah.
PKR has placed Ansari Abdullah, one of their lawyers as their candidate while Datuk Yong Teck Lee from SUPP is the 2nd candidate from Pakatan.
The Galas DUN meanwhile will witness a straight fight between Tengku Razaleigh and Nik Ajis via their candidates, the secretary for UMNO Gua Musang, Encik Abdul Aziz Yusof, a local boy while pas fields Dr Zulkefli Mohamad, a medical practitioner.
We understand that, despite Ku Li's pledge to have the campaigning process to go smoothly, mudslinging and personal attacks have begun. Well, what's new with pas?
Anyway, I am more attracted to the situation in Batu Sapi. It seems that PKR supporters were "upset" with anwar for selecting Ansari instead of the more popular Thamrin Zaini. There were complaints of Ansari being too proud and arrogant, but I don't know, I never met da guy. As a result, 3/4 of the audience who were at Anwar's announcement left the hall.
Really? With anwar, one cannot take things straight, always try to read between the lines. We know anwar needs more of a win in Sabah as a headway to gain Putrajaya. Yong Teck Lee is just a device to split the Chinese and non-Muslim majority, and his blue eyed boy cum lawyer is to collect its spoils. Isn't it strange that everytime there is a by-election, there seems to be a tiff within the pakatan leaders? This bollywood scenario has been played over and over again, and I'm sure by now, people are so aware of it.
Yes yes, I don't touch a lot on by-elections, and I really don't intend to much. However, I'd like to take this opportunity to wish the BN candidates all the best and also to the candidates of pakatan, you can take the 1All-Seeing-Eye and stick it to where it shouldn't belong.
Say, looks like the factions in PKR who are not satisfied with Anwar's choice are really going at it, with reports coming in about scuffles between Thamrin and Ansari supporters banging heads. Well, looks like PKR might be ready to change its name to World Wrestling Entertainment. But beware, the fights in WWE is always carefully rehearsed too.