The Sibu by-election on last Sunday was equated as a political miracle for Pakatan Rakyat Sarawak when in its maiden attempt, its first-ever candidate Wong Ho Leng from DAP, won this traditional Barisan Nasional stronghold by 398 votes. The huge upset was a tectonic shift that sent shockwaves not only in Sarawak but right across the South China Sea into Peninsular Malaysia.
Instantly, the so-called “fixed deposits” of BN, in the form of guaranteed parliamentary seats in Sarawak, and to a lesser extent, Sabah and Labuan, are in the play, hence opening up the race again of whether BN or PR will take federal power.. It is not easy but neither is it impossible.
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