Pas is fighting a “losing battle” in Merlimau, a source within the party told me.
The source, who was campaigning for the party in Merlimau over the last couple of days, said the campaign has been “dominated by the BN on all fronts”.
A lot of money is being spent on dinners and gifts, he said. Government agencies and personnel from all over Malacca have converged in Merlimau, and plenty of briefings and seminars are being held all over the place.
The Pas campaigner noted that Pas is not as strong in the southern areas like Malacca and Johor as it is in the north.
The party therefore would be hard-pressed to even reduce the BN’s winning majority of 2,154 in 2008. Instead, it is quite possible, that on Sunday, the BN could see an increase in its majority to close to 3,000 or beyond, he said.
Similarly, Pas is facing an uphill battle and staring at a bigger margin of defeat in Kerdau, he conceded. “Chances are very slim.”