I have said late last month that Penanti by-election was not worth a contest. It was a political gimmick. I even suggested for the by-election not to be held at all, and that the government should set up a special committee to look after the well-being of the 'no wakil rakyat' constituencies.
We had one too many already. Spending unnecessarily on 'unsecured' results is one thing. Stepping into PR political game is the other. Afterall, a win in Penanti will not give BN an edge to overturn the DAP state government in Penang.
Let PR candidate takes on the Independent, no matter how many this time around. I dont think PR can breeze through easily as one or two Independents could pose a threat to them. If this is the sort of free election they've been looking for, they might take a beating on May 31.
BN was quick enough to determine the cahood behind all this. PR's hocus-pocus will lead them to nowhere. The people of Penanti were blased with how PR manipulated them. On polling day, they will sock the Opposition.
Penanti may come under Permatang Pauh parliamentary constituency but it doesnt mean Anwar Ibrahim can suck them into his agenda.