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from BERNAMA, The Malaysian National News Agency HULU SELANGOR, April 21 (Bernama) -- Sunday's Hulu Selangor parliamentary by-election is expected to be another litmus test for both the Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat since the Bukit Gantang by-election last May. The stakes are indeed high for both parties.
For the BN, it would be a test of acceptance and acknowledgment of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his policies since he took office a year ago.
On the opposition's side, it will be a scrutiny of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) after a series of high-profile defections from the party of late.
This by-election has been labelled as a contest between a PKR heavyweight in Datuk Zaid Ibrahim against a lightweight from MIC, P. Kamalanathan, who is the party's information chief.
If the PKR's present standing at the national stage is taken into consideration, then perhaps the "on the surface" …