Absence of Local Issues
I searched for the latest news from Kuala Besut at the Google news section and found that the journalists covering the by-election appeared to be running out of idea as to what they should play up to keep the excitement going.
For instance, this is among the top stories I found in the search from national news agency Bernama,
BN Candidate Yet To Taste Grilled Fish And 'Ayam Percik' Cooked By Wife
I'm not saying that the story is not interesting though. The journalist probably tried his/her best, but it just shows how mundane the whole thing really is.
At least it's a better read than the rather amateurish attempt at spinning to spice things up by the pro-Pakatan journalists such as in this story,
Meanwhile, the biggest news coming out of Kuala Besut so far was the government's plan to once and for all solve the problem of siltation at the Sungai Besut estuary. You can read the
It looks like people, particularly the Malays in the kampung are getting bored of politicians and their rhetorics. They appeared to be more interested in improving their life instead.
BN apparently is appealing to the young voters who were claimed by Pakatan to be siding with them to return to vote,
That is not such a bad call by Khairy Jamaluddin, seen here campaigning among the old folks of Kuala Besut,
I do wonder if those Malays in the urban areas are the same. Or, do they still think that they are better than their kampung brethren, and that they are a class above at the same level as their Chinese neighbours?
I wonder how DS Anwar Ibrahim and his people are going to keep that hate in them burning over the next five years.
Well, it's easier for Guan Eng and the rest of the DAP gang, as they can always play the victim card among the Chinese. Just parade around the widow of Teoh Beng Hock and his child such as when they did on the eve of GE13 in Kluang and an enbloc Chinese votes are secured.
Oh, they also have MCA-owned the Star, the biggest English newspaper in the country to campaign for them.