COMMENT Out of so many messages being conveyed by the twin by-elections on June 18, the most important one is, the opposition probably has no chance to capture Putrajaya in the next general election. Barisan Nasional (BN) might be able to regain a two-thirds parliamentary majority.
A new political scenario will emerge after the next general election, and we might be seeing a new political realignment before our eyes. If worst comes to worst, Pakatan Harapan might end up as a one-term alliance.
By learning from the by-elections of Teluk Intan, Sungai Besar and Kuala Kangsar, BN may emulate a winning formula to defeat the opposition. The winning formula of BN not only includes money, media and party-state machinery which we often mentioned, but also a self-defeating pattern of the opposition.