kaytee sees the reason behind UMNO's no to Penanti and yes to Manek Urai as the 27% 'nons' voters in the former and the less than 1% 'nons' in the latter. I mentioned this in Anwar Ibrahim - 'heartland' fixated!
Could this cause be extrapolated to explain the series of intimidation and harrassment manoeuvres the police have been conducting against the DAP, the main engine behind the tsunami-c 'nons'?
On the surface, the police harrassment of the very small grouping (about a dozen people) involved in the DAP candlelight vigil seems meaningless and ill-serving to their master, UMNO. But the police actions against the DAP may have the purpose of sending a message, not so much to the DAP or Chinese but to the 'heartland', a message of 'jangan khuatir sayang, semua under control' ...
... making me wonder whether it's for Perak or Manek Urai?