COMMENT As party elections go, PAS' are usually among the most civil. In Umno, the mode has been behind-the-scene attacks, reminiscent of traditional court politics.
In PKR, the style is direct attacks, as personality politics is brought into the open. In DAP it is the more of a cold war, with limited discussion of differences but they persist nevertheless.
Over the last decade, PAS' party politics have changed too. The elections are no longer an internal affair, as they are analysed, assessed and scrutinised.
And in this party electoral campaign, the entire nature of the campaigning and choices have transformed. In fact, rather than a contest, it has become war...