Both coalitions have been expecting an by election in Ulu Selangor the past few months since the incumbent MP was very sick. He died last night paving the way for another by election 2 years after the 308 tsunami.
This by election will be keenly watched as this is a mixed seats with a significant Indian presence. While Malay makes up of 53.9%, slightly more than half, the Indians (with 19%) and the Chinese ( 26.7%) make up almost the other half.
(map courtesy of Malaysian Insider)
While in 308, the seat was won by PR (with a wafer thin margin) because of the swing in the Indians votes, this time around, how the Indians will vote will again decide who win the seats.
The Malays are split with a probable advantage to UMNO now, while more Chinese than before will be voting the opposition. So the Indian votes will be crucial.
All eyes of the nation will be on this.
Perhaps those readers who stay around Serandah, KKB can enlighten us on this.