Pakatan faces acid test in Batang Air

Tony Thien (Malaysiakini)
All eyes are now focused on the predominantly-Iban Batang Air by-election, which is expected to be called soon following the demise of the incumbent representative and state assistant minister Dublin Unting Ingkot.
Unting, a Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) vice-president, failed to recover from a coma after he collapsed from a stroke in May last year. He died at 1.26am today at a private medical centre in Kuching.
A by-election must be held for a seat if the vacancy – either through death or resignation – occurs more than 24 months to the date of the next state election.