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Vote of No-Confidence for Najib

PR won the Kuala Terengganu parliamentary by-election Saturday 17 Jan 2009, marking another setback for BN nearly a year after its worst ever performance in national polls.

Mohammad Abdul Wahid Endut from Pas won the heated contest by defeating Wan Ahmad Farid Wan Salleh of BN with a majority of 2,631 votes, the Election Commission said. The result will not change the balance of power in Parliament, where Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's BN retains a comfortable majority.

But Saturday's defeat nevertheless dealt a blow since this is BN's second consecutive electoral loss after Anwar won a by-election in September to return to Parliament as opposition leader after a 10-year gap.

Definitely this is a setback to Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak, coming just three months before he takes over the premiership. Najib led BN's campaign in both by-elections. Hence the political scenario was a vote of No-Confidence for Najib.

The Malaysian voters have since last GE carried on with the momentum of change for a better Malaysia. Najib as seen by most Malaysia as a racist and carry a lot of unsettle issues behind his back. He is link indirectly to the murdered of the Mongolian Beauty who happen to be his closed friend's Ggrl friend. But the perception in the general public is "Whose Girl Friend?"

A: Whose Girl Friend?
B: She was Razak's Girl Friend
A: Razak? Najib Razak?
B: Errr Not sure, Just know she was Razak Girl Friend

Najib as usual tried to play down the significant of the result of the by-election:

"Of course this a setback for us," he said, adding, "we will not be disheartened by this result."

With the Sarawak State Election due anytime before 2010, this result will be used as benchmark and this will make a lot of BN leaders worried.but the Chief Minister of Sarawak, Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud disagree:

"There is no such thing as a benchmark in any election and, judging by the results, although the BN lost, the votes for the BN were quite high in spite of the fact that many people tell me that the candidate was not well chosen or popular among the electorate,"

I belief he is in for a great shock if he dare to call for the state election now. However, the main target is not the state election of Sarawak as per se. The objective is to make those MP in Sarawak to cross to PR. If Sarawak State Election swing heavily toward PR, a lot of MP will crossover.

Chiku-Ling (Sarawak slang for "Oh My God or Niamah")

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