Sibu by-election campaign has intensified in scale and turned sharp in issues. This is fueling the already heated campaign!
Scorching issues like Islamic State (回教國）, theocracy (神權主義) and Allah have erupted into the blue sky of Sibu to the surprise of a lot of Sibuians.
The topics are fast becoming kopitiam talk. The local dailies took the issue up and made a full report of it.
Theocracy is very much an old dish. Warming it up is rather uninteresting! Further more, it is still an argument whether Malaysia is a secular or a theocratic state although DM, Pak Lah and Najib have all stated categorically that Malaysia is already an "Islamic state".
Getting the issue heated up may not work that fantastically well as it did ten years ago!
Photo: Meng Lei