Here’s what some people are saying:
- Guan Eng is expected to win easily in the Bagan parliamentary seat on mainland Penang.
- Koh Tsu Koon could find the going tough in the Batu Kawan parliamentary seat against the DAP’s Prof Ramasamy.
- The BN is concerned about its prospects in Perlis, Kedah, Penang and even Pahang.
Last night, I dropped by at the Holy Spirit Cathedral off Green Lane in Penang to check out a talk on election issues of concern. Some 400 people had turned up to listen to Aliran president P Ramakrishnan, academic Zaharom Nain and Women’s Centre for Change activist Lim Kah Cheng.
In contrast, a similar election talk at the same church hall during the run-up to the 2004 general election could only draw barely 50 people.
It looks like further evidence of the political awakening and concern among Christians, pointing to their likely swing towards the Opposition.