Some of you all got so excited about Anwar winning the PD by-election yesterday and started commenting on it at my last post which has nothing to do with the nonsense at all.
So, I think I better do one a bit about it so that you all can comment properly instead of trolling at a totally unrelated post which is rather irritating.
I have half in mind not to publish them but considering that you all had took the trouble to write, I just let them through.
Anyway, please try to refrain from doing it again as I will probably treat them as spam next time.
Okay, first, this is the headline of Bernama's report;
Anwar wins with a bigger majority in PD
Read carefully the first paragraph,
PORT DICKSON, Oct 13 (Bernama) – Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim won today’s Port Dickson by-election with an even bigger majority than in the 14th general election (GE14).
The use of the word "even" emphasis the significance of the bigger majority.
Actually, it's a kiss ass report.
If you go to the Bernama website and read their PD by-election reports, you would understand what I'm trying to tell you.
Well, never mind. I understand that the people there need to keep their job.
Okay, other than the highlighted bigger majority to show how popular Anwar is, let's look at the statistics a little bit closer and compare them with those of GE14.
Please click on this link;
Port Dickson by-election
Three things to note:
1. Turn out
PD by-election : 44,136 or 58.25 per cent
GE14 : 62,548 or 83.16 per cent
What I think : Almost half of the voters in PD don't really care about the by-election even though it was supposed to usher in Anwar as the new prime minister of Malaysia. Well, they should be more excited because their MP is going to be the PM. Over 18,000 voters during GE14 didn't turn up for the by-election. They were definitely more enthusiastic during GE14 to put Dr Mahathir as PM.
2. The votes that Anwar received
Anwar's votes at the by-election : 31,016
PH candidate's votes during GE14 : 36,225
What I think : About 5,000 PH supporters during GE14 couldn't care less about Anwar. Hey, PH supporters in PD, it was not a normal by-election, okay. It's Anwar for PM. How come you all gave that nobody PH's GE14 candidate more votes than Anwar?
3. The votes of Anwar's nearest rival
Pas candidate's votes in the by-election : 7,456
Pas candidate's votes for GE14 : 6,596
What I think : If the PH candidate was only to face a Pas candidate in GE14, his majority should be 29,631 and not 17,710. Anwar's majority in the by-election is 23,560. So, Anwar's trumpeted bigger majority is not really a big deal. If BN had contested or campaigned for the Pas candidate, Anwar will still win but he may not look very good at the end of polling day. Maybe you all should ask Zahid again why BN boycotted the by-election. I mean really really ask him.
Okay, you all Anwar's fanboys, knock yourselves out.