PRS president Dato' Sri Dr. James Jemut Masing was one step ahead of the opposition PKR to unveil the candidate for Batang Ai by-election.
You see, when PR is still squabbling over the seat, BN has straightened it out with little whiff. The component parties of the ruling front are now putting hands together and vowing to nail PR down. Their one voice, one action and one stand in Batang Ai is seen as building up a firm foothold.
Malcom Mussen Lamoh has over the night turned into a glittering political star, taking on his shoulder a stiff job to retain this BN seat.
Malcom may not be as seasoned as Nicholas Bawin of PKR politically, but he has the full backing of the component parties of BN. This adds a big plus to this fledgling politician.
In the meantime, James Masing took the Iban bloggers to task, calling them "not walking the talk". A group of elite Ibans in their blogs called for the Dayaks to stand as a united group in this challenging era. James Masing further put the bloggers under fire, saying their unity call was in true essence a divisive move in allowing PKR to push them and fight their own kind.
The electorate would give a fair judgement.