or rather the blogger Kijang Mas, Kuala Terengganu went to Pas because it was all about local Oghang Teganung factors and the wrong candidate.
In his latest posting, "The KT By-Election: A quasi-national plebiscite on Pak Lah or Najib or just a local Oghang Teganung affair?", he says:
This was just a local by-election that was inflated as a national happening by a clueless UMNO/BN and a delusional PR. In fact, this was not a BN vs. PR battle. This was not a Najib vs. Anwar beauty pageant. Of course it was never an irrelevant MCA vs an inconsequential DAP war either. Most importantly, KT was not a quasi referendum on Najib, as the increasingly bizarre Pakatan zealots would like the world to believe.
The KT by-election was nothing more than a pertarungan between an Oghang Teganung vs. another Oghang Teganung to win the hearts and minds, the hati sanubari, of the Ghakyak Kualaa Teganung. The issues were localised, grassroots, parochial, endemic, indeed, far removed from Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur.
Let this be a lesson to UMNO/BN. By-elections are won and lost on LOCAL issues, LOCAL personalities, LOCAL grievances, LOCAL sentiments.
Grandiose corridors and stupendous initiatives mean nothing if your candidate is not acceptable to the constituents.
I'm just taking excerpts from his posting. Read it all HERE.