August 26 is the day that promises to rack the nerve of all Malaysians. This is the day that is likely to steer the course clear for PR.
Five months down the road after March 8, PR put itself to a real test, the outcome of which has strong implications for the front's future movements and directions.
The anxiety in the political arena of Sarawak is more than anywhere else for a very simple reason that DSAI has targetted the state as the next battlefield.
Sarawak's state election is due in about 2 years' time and it has been hotly speculated to be a fierce one.
Permatang Pauh by-election may provide an indication of the strength of PR in facing up to future struggle.