The result of Permatang Pauh by-election was not a surprise but the tally surely was beyond expectation.
With a bigger majority win, Anwar, who was charged for Sodomy on 7/8/08 , has given back to Abdullah a heavy bump at his backside.
Abdullah will find it more difficult to sit on his PM chair. The voices of dissent within his own party will re-appear. He has to plot for next move in face of Anwar now in Parliament. It is a new playing field.
He still has his last "killing punch" as he commented after the result of the by-election was announced. He said:" there may be another by-election in Permatang Pauh. Anwar is facing Sodomy charges. If he is found guilty, he will be going to jail.....".
A new chapter of Malaysian history unfolds.