As though you couldn't have guessed it? Duh.
And one more vote for Hudud.
Pas' candidate Mohd Abdul Wahid Endut, won the Kuala Terengganu parliamentary seat in what was dubbed a very close fight.
Actually, it wasn't that close.
Abdul Wahid obtained 32,883 votes against Umno's Datuk Wan Ahmad Farid Wan Salleh, who got 30,252 votes.
The Independent candidate, Azhazudin Mamat, received 193. There were 665 spoilt votes.
In the 12th general election last year, Datuk Razali Ismail who died on Nov 28, defeated Mohamad Sabu of PAS and an Independent candidate, Maimun Yusuf, with a 628-vote majority.
Here's the thing. The media (officially) hooted that it was 50:50 even in the last hours of counting the votes.
But, on the ground, it was clear that Pas was winning. Merdeka Central had indicated that crucial votes from the Chinese in the constituency were going to Pas.
As early as last week, reporters were saying that it was a foregone conclusion. Pas was going to win.
From the start, the buzz was that Wan Farid was the WRONG choice because he was not appealing to the KT voters.
As polling day drew nearer, this was beginning to get truer and truer.
To make matters worse, grassroots Umno in KT is so divisive and not u n i t e d. Alamak. Decide-lah. You want to win or not!
Besides, Umno formulas are not a one-size-fits-all. Surely we know that. And this being a by-election.
Reflect on earlier reports -- the feedback was that Wan Farid is arrogant and so forth and so on. Even our statesman Tun Dr M said so.
A little too late to make rectifications, so BN leaders pooh-poohed this.
No point in crying over spilt milk. Nasi dah jadi bubur. Again, the writing was on the wall.
As you can see, the margin in the Pas victory is wider.
Everyone's take on this victory would be apt: that of DAP's veteran LKS, veteran Umno leader Ku Li, journo-blogger Rocky, my old buddy Jai, my friend Voice, my friend and neighbour Wee and political analyst/blogger Sakmongkol.
The point is, the Opposition has one added vote in the Dewan Rakyat. Bravo!
I can hear my friends in Pas/Pakatan Rakyat thanking Umno, saying, oh..gloating..: Tebeng ah, buak gi.
I think it means, do that again (or more often)...something to that effect.