Of course, its the prerogative rights of the Prime Minister as chairman of Barisan Nasional to decide which party will represent the government in the Hulu Selangor parliamentary by-election on April 25. And I am sure Samy Velly is most happy now as the traditionally-held MIC seat is still intact (read here).
Najib has been very wise in making the decision. Samy is already a winner. The only question here is, can BN win the seat from Pakatan Rakyat?
I am not refuting the Prime Minister's decision. I am more concern about winning. Hulu Selangor suddenly reminds me much of Kuala Terengganu parliamentary by-election in January 2009, in which BN lost to Pas. Why? They fielded an 'unwanted' candidate when the voters prefered someone else.
Are we for the interest of MIC as a BN component member or for the sake of the ruling party? Do we really need a win or just to contest-and-lose in Hulu Selangor.
I dont know how much homework has the BN done in Hulu Selangor. I am not sure as to whether they acknowledge the sentiment of the majority there and take into account who do they actually want as their Member of Parliament. Didnt we learn anything from the last defeat?
No, I am not being bias. IMalaysia is good. Equality is to be upheld but there are times when we need to reconsider our position for the benefit of all, in this context to ensure BN winning the constituency. We have been very 'fair' in the last general elections but it didnt pay!
I better stop here. I am going back to Hulu Selangor...just to listen.