What is on the line is Kuala Terangganu scheduled for a bye-election on 17 January, 2009 at least for the near future year? It's not all of the "future" although future to many Malaysian can be quite short, these days. You just can never know when some other bad news are going to hit you. You don't talk about decades now: too depressing. You think in terms of quarters: Q1, Q2 not even H1 or H2. Kuala Terengganu is some 3 weeks away, and already the kris has rattled.
Will there be a big brawl in KT (Kuala Terengganu)? Chances are there will be. PAS has promised 1,000 ceramahs (tree stumping so to speak). PAS is lying - they have more than 1,000 which started even before the proclamation by the Election Commission. Well, they may be modest and not lying like Najib, and through his nicotine stained teeth, too.
Perhaps, BN may fight tooth and nail for KT. Rafidah Aziz has declared she will win the bye-election for UMNO. She was no nowhere in Permatang Pauh: not a sound from her! She could have known UMNO was licked even before the whole thing began. Will she tell all the KT women to "shaddaplah"? She will camp in KT, armed with APs around her waist and in her cheeks.
Why would BN fight tooth and nail for KT? What else? The oil, which royalty UMNO stole from the rakyat since Mahathir. That is sustainability for distant future and at least to stave off ravages of the South China Sea in rains and floods.
PAS needs to win this KT and generally build a future for east coast Malaysia. With DAP and PKR they have better things to do than dwell on old busted myths and legends.