Last night, the Special Bunch were guests of honor at a dinner hosted by a supporter. We did a spiritual SWOT analysis that we hope to put into good use in PENANTI.
However, there is a chance of a no contest as the BN are already giving loads of excuses that by-elections are draining the coffers and their spirit. We never asked them to give out instant noodles during buy-elections. We never asked them to bring in 6000 police and 4 helicopters. The people are not armed and at every by-elections the show of might intimidates the citizenry and give the chilling impression that war has been declared. We never asked BN to make "donations" to the Press. Fact is, the BN machinery is a spent force and KD Bee End is sinking into the deep end.
Their resources are dismal compared with the motivation and drive exhibited by the DAP, PAS and PKR. At their ceremahs, the played the same record - Saiful Swearing, Hudud and Treason. They used their resources to intimidate with tear gas and road-blocks. They are aware that they are stretched ......and it might well SNAP if they go into Penanti. Resources, like condoms, cannot be recycled or their lose their elasticity and stretch. Faham?
But the general feeling is that BN is scared to contest in Penanti. Why don't they give Samy Velu a chance to contest there. That would be a damn sure way of shutting him up forever. Not a bad idea huh Moo-hee-din?
Even if Penanti is Low Risk, BN will not dare not take the risk unless the EC can come up with some "tactical moves" like limiting the number of supporters at Nomination Day,have Polling day on a working day (although this trick did not work) and maybe Polling to start at 4:00am in the morning. That would be cooler and just nice for breakfast after one has cast one's vote.