Now attending the PR convention at Kepala Batas. Decided to pen a few words on the on coming by-election Tenang state constituency in Johore.
Following the death of Tenang Assemblyman, the nation will see the 14 th by election since the 2008 general election.
Johor has always been BN stronghold and Tenang is undoubtedly one of its strongest territories.
In the 2008 general election, BN candidate Datuk Sulaiman had won the seat by a 2,492-vote majority while in 2004, he had won a whopping 5517 vote majority.
Going by the two previous general election results, it is therefore not entirely wrong for political observers and analysts to say that the by election is only to determine what sort of majority will BN achieve as BN’s victory is already a certainty.
However, when Sibu by election was held this year, all prediction was that it would be near impossible for DAP candidate Sdr Wong Ho Leng to win the seat as it had always been a traditional BN stronghold.
But Sdr Wong won. Hence, while we need to admit that the Tenang by election
is going to be a real uphill battle for Pakatan Rakyat, we will go all out to create a political miracle.
According to the Election Commission's 2008 statistics, the Tenang seat has the following breakdown of voters - Malays (49.66 percent), Chinese (38.13 percent), Indians (12.11 percent) and others (0.10 percent).
The Indian voters will play a very important and in fact decisive role in the Tenang by election result.
DAP Indian leaders will go all out to ensure that the Tenang Indian voters will deliver the strongest ever support to the Opposition.