I think I will hang around here until the result is announced later this evening.
That's because I enjoy observing things on the ground during an election.
Sometimes what you see and hear from afar, is not the real picture, unless you are there yourself to witness it.
As for this Semenyih by-election, what I noticed most by being on the ground was that many people are quite fed up with Pakatan, despite them voting for it in GE14 less than a year ago.
Pakatan people are just talks and not much else.
That's what most of them said and I have to agree.
Have the people's life really improved because of the change in government last year?
I don't think so.
Prices of goods are still high or even worse, race relations definitely worse than before, many people are losing their jobs, etc etc.
The only pleasure is for some who hate the truly Malay-led government of BN and wanted it to be destroyed.
They think their kind can do a better job.
But really, on the ground, most people I met here don't really care about all that politics too much for now.
For them, it's about bread and butter issues as well as the GE14 broken promises of Pakatan.
Well, at least that's the sentiment among the Malay majority constituents.
A friend yesterday asked me via WhatsApp about the claim that Pas paid Sarawak Report to settle their case and I said it doesn't really matter in Semenyih.
It's just a sign of desperation.
The SB's report must be in by now and it most probably indicates that Pakatan may likely lose the by-election.
That's why they needed to have a last minute "bomb" to undermine the Pas-Umno cooperation which is giving them nightmare here as it was in Cameron Highlands several weeks ago.
The problem is that the target of the bomb is actually Pas supporters whom Pakatan needs to stop from voting for BN.
The claim needs to convince them that Pas leaders are corrupt, the way the same claim managed to persuade many Umno members to go against their party leaders in GE14.
Well, Pas supporters are not the same as Umno supporters. They believe in their leaders more than anyone else.
So, it's not going to work, okay.
It's not even convincing in the first place. Anyone can bank-in a sum of money to Sarawak Report and then claimed it's from Pas.
You know la how people lie these days....just like the Pakatan's GE14 manifesto.
And after all, the people on the ground in Semenyih can't really be bothered by such nonsense.
They should know better what's in their heart and who to vote for.
Well, just wait and see their decision by the end of today.
For me, the Semenyih voters may send either a strong message to the Pakatan government to get their acts together or just be happy with getting rid of BN and be contented with Pakatan's promises....doesn't matter that they were unfulfilled.