Elections usually bring out the worst elements in humans and the PP by-elections is no exception.
We have ministers and other senior government neglecting their duties and spending taxpayers' monies on the campaign trail. Unless I am mistaken, these people should be busy in Putrajaya trying to keep Malaysia's tottering economy strong but I suppose they will do anything to keep their nemesis Anwar away from Parliament.
It appears from this malaysiakini article:
Najib wants Indians, Chinese to back BN
that the BN has still not learned anything from the last GE when it lost its 2/3 majority in Parliament.
The DPM hopes to entice the Chinese and Indians voters with some token giveaways like scrap metal licences and aid to schools. Where was the BN all this while? Just because PP was in the opposition does not mean a government should withhold development.
The voters in PP should tell the DPM what he can do with his promises by giving a strong mandate to Anwar.