Here are some quick thoughts now that Barisan Nasional has cruised to a commanding victory in today’s Malacca state election.
Many who had hoped that the polls would reignite the momentum for reforms are feeling despondent. But there are some positives.
The first positive is that Umno-BN does not need Pas’ support to win. This means Pas’ bargaining power will be much reduced in the coming general election. Why would Umno want to allocate seats to Pas to contest in some Malay-majority seats when Umno would fancy its own chances in those seats? Full article on the Aliran website