Almost forget that today is the voting day for Hulu Selangor by election. It is a one to one fight between MIC’s Kamalanathan and PKR’s Datuk Zaid Ibrahim. Both candidates seem to be not the favourite for each party’s supporters. MIC prefers to have its deputy president, Palanivel to contest while Pakatan Rakyat grassroots’ supporters especially PKR prefers to have a local candidate rather than a parachute candidate. I don’t really that focus into this by election analysis due to examinations and thesis. Anyway, personally I predict that BN will win in this by election. My reasons are:
1. Politicking seems to be more serious in PKR rather than MIC. MIC supporters’ objection towards its candidate seems to be less serious than PKR.
2. Hulu Selangor actually is a stronghold for BN although PKR did manage to grab it in 2008 general election.
3. PKR has too many negative issues like its members resign from PKR and join UMNO. Meanwhile, Dato’ Seri Najib seems to be pretty well in handling political and local issues (if we were to ignore statements from his deputy).
Basically, I think that this by election is more to whether which party can do better damage control and has less negative issues should be able to win it.