After a long wait, Dr Mansor Othman, an Anwar Ibrahim loyalist, wins Penanti, and is immediately transported into a high level political appointment : the post of Penang Deputy Ministers’ Post.
Does Mansor know what it takes to be a DCM? Can he work with DAP, especially chief minister Lim Guan Eng? Is his win still considered victory, when UMNO was out of the race? Surely, it cannot be so satisfying a win when your biggest challenger is nowhere in sight!
Mansor’s ability as DCM remains to be seen. It is hope the DCM post, reserved for PKR, can at least bring some stability to the party. But I wonder if Mansor can do it. He didn’t do so well with his PKR brood in Penang. And this opinion dates back to 2003.
Former Keadilan Wanita chief, turned enemy, Aminah Abdullah, lost miserably with 390 votes. This is despite all the ‘evidence’, expose and media attention and support for Aminah. What does it tell you?
This is also despite the report that thousands of UMNO members in Penanti did not vote. But were they really UMNO members to start with? Most likely, things are not what they seem. Things are not what we were often told to believe.
Looks like people ain’t reading much of what’s said in the newspapers, and probably, people dont believe a thing said anyway in those crummy reports.
Voters seem determined to protest against UMNO/BN’s way of leading this country. Does this election results reflect what is to come in the future? We live and breathe in exciting and dangerous times.
Dangerous because the more votes for the opposition, the more insecured living in Malaysia becomes. See the increasing height of repression with Najib’s less that 100 days rule. (here)
By the way, does low voter turn out show voter fatigue? Or have they been ‘shipped ‘ elsewhere? Gone on a holiday?
What becomes of Aminah now would be interesting to watch. The two PKR leaders – Cheah Kah Peng and Peter Lim – who were involved in her ‘bribery’ allegations, must have learnt a hard lesson or two. It’s not your enemy who will lead you to your downfall. Sometimes, it is someone closest to you.