As Pakatan Rakyat (PR) continue their aggressive campaigning from home to home and approaching voters around the town of Mukah for the upcoming N51 Balingian by-election, reactions have still been rather lukewarm, to say the least.
This has not gone unnoticed, and even Parti Keadilan Rakyat Sarawak’s (PKR) top leadership thinks so.
Michael, a community leader in the area noted that it is frankly, impossible for PKR’S candidate Abdul Jalil Bujang to gain any traction with the rakyat in the race to be elected State Assemblyman in N51 Balingian.
“Their candidate is facing difficulties getting the necessary votes from the people of N51 district; even getting 40% of the required votes is difficult, actually winning the race is such a long shot,” Michael mentioned.
Michael added, even PKR Sarawak Vice President See Chee How himself admitted during a conversation with him that Abdul Jalil is facing a tough time going against Barisan Nasional (BN)’s candidate Yussibnosh Balo.
Chee How, who is also a State Assemblyman confessed further that this race will go on to rally the party’s cause despite their diminishing probability of winning with Abdul Jalil as the candidate.
The question now, the writer asks, if even PKR state leadership does not place much faith in Abdul Jalil as their candidate for the race, what makes them think that the constituents of N51 Balingian will do so come March 29th?