Mansor ready to battle Umno proxies

Athi Veeranggan (Malaysiakini)
Barisan Nasional may not field a candidate in next week’s Penanti by-election in Penang but PKR candidate Mansor Othman believed he would still face BN and Umno indirectly in the form of independent candidates.
Despite BN’s decision on Monday not to contest the by-election, Mansor suspected that Umno would sponsor independent candidates to ensure that PKR does not have an easy ride to victory in Penanti.
Pointing out that Umno would always relish a prospect of scoring a win over its bitter enemy PKR in any electoral challenge, he said a BN victory – via the independents – would be even sweeter if it did not contest.