What comes after KT?Posted: January 18, 2009
There are a whole lot of articles being written about the aftermath of this by-election in Kuala Terengganu. What’s going to happen? What does this mean to Najib and Barisan Nasional? Does this reflect the overall feelings of the general public in the whole of Malaysia?
Generally, what does this win by Pakatan Rakyat mean to Barisan Nasional?
I’m curious about one thing.
What does this loss mean to the government?
By “the government”, I mean the ruling establishment. The thing that “supposedly” keeps the country running.
The BN candidate in this by-election was a senator. He was also Deputy Minister of Home Affairs. He quit both those positions to run for this by-election, and lost.
Now, in order to continue running the country, Barisan Nasional has to choose someone to take that empty seat in the Senate. They also have to fill in that empty seat in the Cabinet.
I doubt Wan Farid would be re-selected. So Barisan Nasional will be choosing someone else to make the numbers in Senate.
It’ll be interesting to see who they choose to be the next Deputy Minister of Home Affairs. Would it be “Abdullah’s man”? Or “Najib’s man”? Not that I would know the difference, but I think it’d be interesting to find out.