The large turnout of Chinese at PAS/Pakatan's ceramahs might have driven away substantial number of Malay voters to UMNO.
The Malay voters in KT (Kuala Terengganu) are worried that a win for PAS would strenghten the position of the Chinese and Indians in the Pakatan Rakyat coalition.If the Chinese give their votes to PAS, they are actually not voting PAS, they are voting to strengthen the DAP and PKR, where most of elected representatives are Chinese and Indians.There is also the issue of hudud law which PAS wanted to implement for the whole nation should Pakatan takes over the Federal government.Karpal Singh of DAP had sent a clear message to PAS that the DAP would leave the Pakatan coalition if PAS insisted on introducing hudud law.
Communal politics is still very much alive in the country.Anwar Ibrahim who accused the BN government of fanning racial sentiments have the same kind of coalition, based on racial grouping.Bridging the racial gap in Pakatan would be even harder than the BN, not only on ethnic ground but on the question of religion.
PAS, a political party based on Islamic values and principles have refused to discard the image just to fit into DAP's hard-nosed secularism.The Chinese-based DAP refused to accept Malaysia being called an Islamic nation saying it is against the Constitution and insisted it is a secular nation and has no place for hudud law.
This marriage of convenience is standing on very shaky ground and can fall apart any time.PAS and DAP certainly make strange bedfellows, DAP is only interested in political power while PAS wanted both, political power and the glory of Islam.
It would be a long and winding road for Pakatan Rakyat if it ever were to reach Putrajaya.
Below is an interesting conspiracy to cheat put forth by Raja Petra.
Like many conspiracy theories, some are just that, a theory or a figment of someone's imagination.
Political analyst Ong Kiam Ming wrote in Malaysiakini that the opposition PAS might win with a majority of 3,300 votes.This might be true two weeks ago.The situation has changed since then and the BN have managed to close the gap and is now running neck to neck with PAS.
If the Chinese throw their full weight behind PAS candidate than there is a likelihood that the Malay voters might switch over to voting the UMNO candidate.If they don't, it will still be a close fight.
Look likes UMNO/BN has the edge.