Feb 13, 2009
Election Commission (EC) announced the date of two by-elections which will be held simultaneously on April 7. Two Bukit’s (Bukit Gantang and Bukit Selambau) are going to steal the limelight of the political analysts and political leaders after this.
With the campaigning period of 9 days, the commission has fixed March 29 for nominations. The real tests begin for Dato Seri Najib Tun Razak as a Prime Minister on that day indeed. The by-elections are going to determine whether the people are still believe BN’s struggle or they have given up and lost confident on BN. The day will also reflects believe of Malaysian on the new premiership lead by Dato Seri Najib Tun Razak.
Bukit Gantang seat consist majority Malays while Bukit Selambau seat consist multiracial voters in the constituencies. The by-elections are another history indeed. If I have not mistaken this is the first time which two by-elections simultaneously. Hope clean tactics used by the party politics that contesting in the election in order to respect people's rights to vote and protect the democracy system in Malaysia.