This time, they have to call a by-election.
What do you think are likely to be the main issues in Hulu Selangor?
Anwar’s trial will be going on.
So will the Teoh Beng Hock inquest.
Voters will remember how the Selangor government was put under tremendous pressure. It has also been thwarted in its attempts to take over and restructure water management.
The GST is in the pipeline though shelved temporarily. The Full Paying Patients scheme is being quietly extended to more hospitals. These neo-liberal policies will affect the low-income group most, whether in the rural or urban areas.
It will also be a referendum on the defections of PKR reps and what voters think about them.
Of course, the BN will go all out with its (or rather our) money, media and machinery.
What do you think are likely to be the major issues in Hulu Selangor?