BN gets jittery in Batang Ai

Joseph Tawie (Malaysiakini)
Even though the Batang Ai constituency has been a Barisan Nasional stronghold for decades, its leaders both in Kuching and Kuala Lumpur are getting jittery over the prospect of losing it come polling day on April 7.

“We know that we are having difficulties in Bukit Selambau (Kedah) and Bukit Gantang (Perak) and we cannot afford to lose the Batang Ai by-election,” said a supreme council member of Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS).
Losing the three by-elections will not only be an embarrassment, but also a bad start for Najib Razak who will take over as Malaysia’s sixth prime minister early next month.