Barisan Nasional (BN) is having a good time campaigning alone with daily events and nightly ceramahs undisturbed from the loud ceramahs of opposition PAS since last night and the next two nights are expected to be the same.
PAS has practically left the Pengkalan Kubor â€˜battlefieldâ€™ unmanned as the party leaders and members headed south â€“ Batu Pahat, Johor â€“ to fight another battle from within its own party at its muktamar.
PAS veteran fundamentalists including party president himself Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang have been at the forefront in the campaign in Pengkalan Kubor but they have to leave the battlefield as the fight in the muktamar in Batu Pahat, Johor, is more important.
It is the survival of the party that matters to them now as the rift between the moderates aligned to Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) de facto chief Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is getting more dangerous to leave it as it is.
Abdul Hadi and the ulamak council are determined to patch the rift at all cost to prevent it from cracking and breaking up following the differences in approach in the Selangor Menteri Besar issue.
PAS has no ceramahs last night and the same is expected for tonight until Saturday, the last day of the partyâ€™s muktamar.
While they are in Batu Pahat, Johor, BN campaigners in Pengkalan Kubor have the battlefield to themselves where they began entering every kampongs chatting up voters, a change from the normal ceramahs.
Whether BNâ€™s campaign produce positive results is yet to be known but the opportunity is being made used off as the campaign trail become calm without PASâ€™ absence.
With local issues out of circulation as they have not been raised, BN campaigners expect PAS to hit out at BNâ€™s Mat Razi Mat Ailâ€™s personal issue with regards to his divorce and his second marriage after the divorce.
Words are spreading that PAS is planning to get Mat Raziâ€™s former wife to go on stage in the last lap of the campaign trail next week, aimed at tarnishing the candidateâ€™s image.
If this happens, then the campaign trail may get dirty and tense as BN campaigners conduct rebuttals.
Mat Razi is married now after divorcing his first wife and PAS is expected to make it an issue, claiming the second marriage tied after both had a scandal.
Thus far, the campaigns have been on religious issue but the going does not seem to be getting anywhere for PAS which had taken the seat from PKR that had contested for the last two general elections and lost.
PAS campaigners, before leaving for Batu Pahat, admitted the party has not made any headway and something that could spur the votersâ€™ minds needed to be raised which explained the bringing in of Mat Raziâ€™s former wife on PAS campaign stage.MYNEWSHUB