Notwithstanding the narrow winning margin, which was to be expected in view of the BN's politics of divisiveness, racism, electoral corruption, bribery and general chicanery, the majority of the Sibu voters must be congratulated for saying no to the BN.
The margin of victory would have been decisively larger had not many of the Sibu voters still fallen prey to the BN's dirty tactics and tricks.
Nevertheless, this victory belongs to the people of Sibu who withstood all manner of inducements, threats and promises, as well as DAP and Pakatan Rakyat who proved that they could work together as a potent force. It certainly does not augur well for the BN in the coming State elections which may be called at any time now.
Even those who were bribed, intimidated or tricked into voting for the BN will be happy with the results as are those who protested by not voting.
SUPP's stupid "killer" weapon not only killed SUPP itself but also stabbed UMNO in the process. See Sarawak Headhunter's post on "Senjata Maut BN Makan Tuan Di Sibu". SUPP said in their ceramahs "Even the UMNO Malays do not want Islam...", which is probably true, given the way the UMNO Malays behave. SUPP may not have realised what they were saying and this certainly would have caused them more than a few Malay/Melanau (Muslim) votes on top of being insulting to the Non-Muslims who know better.
Anyway, it is not the Sarawak Headhunter's job to show them where they went wrong. It would be much better for the state and the country if they didn't learn where they went wrong, since it is quite apparent that they don't want to learn and therefore will never learn.
At the end of the day, it can be said that in spite of the Election Commission's attempt to cheat and win the by-election for the BN, the majority of the people of Sibu did not buy the BN's lies, even with all the incentives that were thrown at them and with practically the whole of the Federal Cabinet campaigning for SUPP's candidate and abusing government machinery, staff, money and allocations (led by none other than the PM himself and his Deputy in his absence).
It is also notable that this by-election showed up Taib and Najib's conceit, hypocrisy, deceipt and deviousness for everyone to see. It was a mistake for both Najib and Taib to show themselves in Sibu but they both couldn't resist it.
Congratulations, YB Wong Ho Leng! Raise the banner of Sibu high and fight for the rights of all oppressed Sarawakians in Parliament, as you have done in the Sarawak State Assembly in spite of all the constraints placed upon you by Taib, the evil Thief Minister and his gang of marauding looters.
Sibu is also the hometown of Sarawak Headhunter, so this victory is all the more sweet. Yes, the spirit of Rosli Dhoby still lives on in Sibu! May this be an example for the rest of Sarawak and even the rest of Malaysia to emulate.
Be it known that Sarawak Headhunter voted for Wong Ho Leng.
Be also assured that Sarawak Headhunter will not rest until Taib's head rolls and with it the rest of the BN ADUN's heads as well, beginning with the main culprits like Abang Jo, Alfred Jabu, George Chan, Awang Asfia, Awang Tengah, Wong Soon Koh, James Masing and the other rogue YBs.
As a side issue but connected to the Sibu by-election as well, to the people of Kapit who will soon get a brand new road, remember that the timber wealth of your ulu areas is being barged down the river and to the sea into the waiting overseas bank accounts of Taib, his family, henchmen and cronies, while all you enjoy are polluted waters, dying and dead fish.
This new road that you have been waiting for since 1963 will make it easier for them to truck down the timber wealth from the Murum Dam site and you will see it all pass by you as well. You will not enjoy a single log of it but the dust from their lorries. And then they will sell you electricity at exorbitant rates even as they take your land away from you while you toil for them for meagre wages, all in the name of Taib's "politics of development" - which is more the politics of self-enrichment for him and deprivation for you.
Natives of Sarawak, rise up! You have nothing to lose except your poverty and impoverishment and the chains of oppression and deprivation of the rightful fruits of your own resources, hard work, sweat and tears - taken from you by one man and his cohorts.
The people of Sibu have shown you the way. Just do it! (NOT duit!) Evil can be defeated and it will if you are willing to make an effort for change - for the better - for not just your own sake but the sake of your future generations as well.
Get rid of the BN! It has become a party for the rich, and its representatives no longer represent, let alone fight for, the people and their rights and interests.
Did you vote them in so that they could become rich and powerful at your expense? Did you vote for them so that they could kick you off your land at their whims and fancies? Did you vote for them so that they could represent the rich and powerful only? Did you vote for them so that they would kow-tow to Taib? Did you vote for them because they could intimidate you and bribe you with your own money? Did you vote for them so that they could commit blatant corruption and all other manner of atrocities on the face of our beautiful land?
SAY NO! SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! SAY TIME FOR CHANGE!
AS FOR YOU TAIB, TIME'S UP!
GO BEFORE YOU ARE UNCEREMONIOUSLY BOOTED OUT OR DRAGGED TO YOUR GRAVE!
AND DON"T TRY TO TAKE YOUR ILL-GOTTEN WEALTH WITH YOU!
IT BELONGS TO THE PEOPLE OF SARAWAK!