The loss was less about voters turning against the coalition than them not being supporters in the first place.
DAP veteran says coalition must continue seeking support, but also avoid playing up racial sentiments.
Chinese voters in Semenyih were spurned by their racially-charged comments, says Insap.
He says the defeat in Semenyih polls should not cause the coalition to point fingers.
Minister calls on Harapan to step up and be the party of choice for Malay voters.
UPDATED 3.313PM | Umno sec-gen says the party must now repair the racial polarisation allegedly brought on by DAP.
UPDATED 1.41PM | But he contends the strategy will not work to PAS' benefit in a general election.
UPDATED 5PM | 'We do not intend to punish Semenyih,' says Amirudin Shari.
But party central committee member S Arutchelvan notes that the party maintained support of two percent.
'I will do my best for the people of Semenyih'.
UPDATED 11.27PM | 'Wherever we have made mistakes or there are weakenesses, we must do our best to remedy it'.
UPDATED 11PM | The former PM says this when asked if BN's victory was a vindication for him.
UPDATED 3.15PM | Among the issues is vote canvassing activities at four polling stations, says its executive director.
Voters in Semenyih choose their next state lawmaker today in what is a closely watched by-election.
The health minister responds to Dr M's speech in Semenyih last night.
SEMENYIH POLLS | More than half of the respondents agree that Najib's 'Bossku' campaign had a positive impact for BN.
SEMENYIH POLLS | They support the ruling coalition but also raise several issues in the constituency.
UPDATED 2.12PM | SEMENYIH POLLS | 'This is gutter politics and cheap politics', Arutchelvan censures the PM.
SEMENYIH POLLS | Though using race to fish for votes, Umno's acting chief insists he is not a racist.
SEMENYIH POLLS | Not only his heart but his body is also like tissue, says Asyraf Wajdi.
SEMENYIH POLLS | Votes for opposition will thus be squandered, PM tells ceramah audience.
SEMENYIH POLLS | Population in this constituency is on the rise but facilities leave much to be desired.