BN to Win all Three By-Elections? Not Impossible

Chances are high that whoever win the coming by-elections in Bukit Gantang and Bukit Selambau the majority will be razor-thin. Forget about Batang Ai because the BN will take that back home for obvious reason – instant noodle Maggie mees are sufficient to do the trick.

On the pessimistic note, PR (Pakatan Rakyat) could lose both Bukits – Gantang and Selambau. The perception and over-confidence that PR will win both Bukits may backfire and send PKR back to drawing board on what went wrong. The defeat of PR could spell the end of the marathon in creating two-party system in the country.

BN has actually two secret weapons to re-capture both Bukit Gantang and Selambau thanks to departure of Abdullah Badawi, not to mention the misuse of resources and machineries to the fullest. The date of the by-elections was timed to give the “feel-good” effect of the new Prime Minister Najib Razak. Sure, he was and is still tainted with the Altantuya murder scandal but it’s also true that this scandal is not a scandal anymore after months of being trumpeted by the oppositions. Former PM Mahathir was right that Malays specifically and Malaysians generally are forgetful. In fact the name “Razak” may supersede overwhelmingly the effect of Altantuya so much so that the ethnic-Malay may swing their support back to BN this time around.