Just as we have just finished writing https://audie61.wordpress.com/2009/02/11/pakatan-or-bn-political-diversionary/ an earlier article ‘Pakatan or BN Political diversionary” out comes this Malaysiakini report http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/98051 which we extract in full as its a breaking news from the internet portal.
Umno appears to be eyeing the Bukit Selambau state seat in Kedah which is traditionally contested by MIC.
Merbok Umno chief Tajul Urus Md Zaid has suggested that an Umno candidate be fielded in the upcoming by-election since the party contested the seat prior to MIC, which held it for four terms until the last general election.
“After four terms, MIC does not have influence there. We have received feedback from voters that they want an Umno candidate,” he was quoted as saying by Bernama.
Tajul’s suggestion is bound to ruffle feathers in MIC, which is looking to make a comeback after a disastrous performance in the last elections.
V Arumugam won the state seat as an independent last March but quit as state assemblyperson and state exco on Feb 9 and is in hiding, ostensibly for his safety in the face of alleged threats.
Related source http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/98027