Mar 23, 2009
Several numbers of independent candidates who come forward to contest in Bukit Selambau by-election make the way tough for Pakatan Rakyat to retain the seat. So far, the independent candidates those vowed to contest mostly their backgrounds are from opposition parties. Probably opposition’s votes are divisible by the candidates.
Let’s do some calculations, if 5 independent candidates contesting, each candidate gained at least 500 votes or more. Just imagine how much it will affect Pakatan Rakyat’s prospect of winning. We can witness the split of more than 2 500 votes.
Days before, Ganeson (former Lunas assemblyman) announced as BN candidate, and then Anwar Ibrahim announced S Manikumar as Pakatan Rakyat representative. Right after that, they are a small group PKR members voiced out dissatisfaction against the PR’s choice, claiming that he is not a ‘local’ candidate. So the independent candidates may take it as another grounds to fight for the seat.
Samy Velu said Ganesan is a worthy candidate while Anwar fielded a new fresh young candidate for the battle. And they will be facing several numbers of independent candidates in Bukit Selambau. Whatever the politicians doing, the decision is in Bukit Selambau voter’s hand. Let’s see what’s going to happen then.