So the voters of Bagan Pinang can be bribed after all, and it doesn't take that much either (see below). Nothing new there. Guess they are not much different from the folks of Batang Ai'. Who's wearing the cawat now?
The voters' verdict is not really a vindication of Isa or even UMNO for that matter. They've only decided who won and who lost in Bagan Pinang, not who is right and who is wrong. That's politics, for better or for worse.
If UMNO or BN see it as an endorsement and vindication of their misguided policies and misrule, they are dead wrong and they will never learn. Expect it to get worse.
BN's tyrannical reign of bribery, corruption and misgovernance will continue and worsen until the general populace can take it no more. Until then - we don't know when - it's business as usual for 1Corrupt UMNO and its BN partners.
Disappointed? Yes. Despairing? No.
We fight on, step by step. It's going to be a long war, all the way up to the next state election for Sarawak and GE-13 for the whole country and, if the opposition doesn't get its act together, maybe even longer.
Don't expect it to be a fair fight. UMNO and the rest of its BN cohorts will fight as dirty as they can, and we all know how dirty they can be.