BN should contest the Penanti by-election, said former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who rejoined Umno on April 4 (read here...) as any decision to skip it would frustrate many, notably the BN supporters. (also read A Kadir Jasin...)
No constituent should be labelled as a Pas stronghold or DAP stronghold as Umno and BN supporters are everywhere.
I agree. When I was a bureau chief in Penang (1990-93), Penanti was one of Umno's strongest 'strongholds' then. Unfortunately after 1998, many BN members had a change of heart. Why? The BN reps then were not doing their job well enough (you know who...).
Whether BN's candidate will be from Umno, MCA, Gerakan or MIC, it doesnt matter. They represent the legitimate government.
However, all components should work hand-in-hand to secure victory, not the kind of environment we had observed in Bukit Gantang (Rockybru, A Voice and Outsyed The Box were aware of it).