Status quo maintains while PAS won Permatang Pasir by-election. This election is not about the winner. For me, majority counts this time. Mohd Salleh (PAS) garnered with 9,618 votes compared to Rohaizat (BN) who only managed to secure 5,067 votes. This by-election hints that the status quo still maintain. PAS is still strong in their stronghold. Malays are still with PAS (and Pakatan Rakyat).