PAS - 32,883A Political Monsoon. Nobody in the BN's camp should be terribly shocked (or upset) with the victory.
BN - 30,252
Bebas - 193
Majority - 2,636
Spoilt - 665
A pre-analysis ranting You are a born loser, Farid! on the by-election by Jailani Harun, who has been at KT since early this month to cover the by-election, which has placed Pakatan Rakyat's "ketua umum" Anwar Ibrahim one step closer to Putrajaya.
In my opinion, the BN's defear in KT complete's Abdullah Badawi's failure as chairman of the coalition and president of Umno.
What some others said:
YB Wee Choo Keong:
"A PAS win is a rejection of BN. It is also a rejection of Abdullah Badawi for Datuk Wan Ahmad Farid Salleh is Badawi’s man!"
Sebab Kekalahan di KT: Calun, Calun, dan Calun
"The people of Terengganu have done the opposite of what Dato Najib wishes them to do. His pontificating about how to behave- humble, shake hands firmly, be folksy, wear a sarong, didn’t go down well. He has probably antagonised the Terengganu people, in sufficient number so as to cause them to go over the dark side."
Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah:
"Actually this was more than a referendum on the leadership. It was a test of the relevance of UMNO in its present form. If UMNO is no longer relevant to the Malays, the BN formula is dead".
p.s. I wonder if the PM, who has left the country for a tour of the Middle East, still thinks that Dr M was "irrelevant" to the KT by-election.