Updates, Sat 2pm:- Kit Siang's Overnight Tweets - Chew Mei Fun, Rocky's Bru and BN Cybertroopers
Winds of Change? There seems to be a very, very subtle change in the Malaysian Insider's editorial direction since ex-NST/Business Times/Reuters Jahabar Saddiq made CEO recently. That, or I'm imagining things about the portal that I've been fond of describing as rabidly and blindly anti-Najib. Perhaps MI's own approval ratings of the Prime Minister have improved along with the Merdeka Centre's recent findings?
In any case, I totally agree with the MI's latest angling of Kit Siang's running commentary on the upcoming Hulu Selangor by-election. Simply because it's a fair assessment of things.
Excerpts:MALAYSIAN INSIDER FRIDAY APRIL 9
By Shazwan Mustafa Kamal and Asrul Hadi Abdullah Sani
KUALA LUMPUR, April 9 — Barisan Nasional (BN) appears on track to retake the Hulu Selangor constituency, with leaders from the incumbent Pakatan Rakyat (PR) conceding it was an arduous task to retain the seat in the face of high approval ratings for Datuk Seri Najib Razak and a confident Umno.
The April 25 by-election is expected to see a straight fight between BN’s MIC candidate and PR’s PKR candidate. Both rivals have yet to announce their candidates ahead of the April 17 nomination day.
“It is an uphill battle for Pakatan Rakyat in Hulu Selangor. Najib is throwing every resource, skill, and trick to win the votes,” DAP strongman Lim Kit Siang told The Malaysian Insider.
Read the full report h e r e.
Parpukari has a more or less similar take, BN tidak akan tewas ..., here but his is a more personal view. He does have an interview with an Umno leader who's all for an MIC candidate in Hulu Selangor.