Dalbinder reports that things are looking bleak for PKR in Batang Ai, Sarawak:
If the PKR wins, it will be by a slim majority. If it loses, it will also be by a slim majority.
Almost every long-house gets free decorations – any maybe more – from the BN.
Jawah’s past has cast some doubts on some of the local folks. He looks physically not really fit, which will affect his campaign.
And the folks here are also asking, “Where are the top PR leaders?”
The voters here, who are very traditional, seem a bit confused; one moment, they seem to want change; but then they appear to want to give BN another chance.
I have a Sarawakian friend who told me point blank that it is fairly easy to influence the voters here. His analysis has always been accurate before.
Basic amenities are okay here. The longhouse people say they enjoy living a humble and simple life like this but they want more access, not in the sense of development. They are fed up with the land issues. But many said, “Okay-lah, during the election campaign, the BN solve it already.”