As early as 6:40am the breakfast joints were already filling up except for the popular Sulaiman Roti Canai which did not open its doors yet. At 7:15am we made our way to the Masjid Al-Juhar. DAP’s Tan Seng Giaw was having an animated talk with YB Khalid Samad and we had Selangor Menteri Besar YB Khalid Ibrahim walk up towards the mosque. The morning prayers were underway and the Unit Amal, now called Unit Keselamatan and the other units from all other states were getting into formation to start the march towards the Nomination Centre.
It was a sea of endless PAS flags that took to the streets. From the rear, YBs William Leong and Tian Chua leading a team of PKR supporters joined the march.
As has always been the case since the first by-election at Permatang Pauh, PR people smothered BN in numbers. That was always a good omen. Malaysiakini says that BN had about 2k against PR’s 10k whilst Knights Templar whom I always consult on numbers volunteered BN 3.8K and PAS 7.5k.
By 12noon everyone moved out and the campaign immediately started – straight fight that is.
We traveled back to Datuk Zaid’s residence for nasi bungkus and the rave of the season – durian kunyit…..that about got us in the mood to file this report……catch some shut-eye before we set off at 6:30pm for a ceremah at which our host, Datuk Zaid will speak.
Cheers then everyone from the BRB in Kota Baru.