Anwar Ibrahim's victory might have pleased him, his family and ardent supporters but it demolished the hopes and sinister wishes of his detractors, ill-wishers and musuh dalam selimut, wakakaka.
There were many doubts about and opposition against him contesting in Port Dickson with even more accusations hurled against his candidature, including the so-called immorality of forcing a by-election for his own political status, deemed as an unnecessary ambitious impatience.
It should be noted that the forced by-election was legal and conducted constitutionally and fairly. We need to ask, if not for a by-election to send Anwar to the Dewan Rakyat, how will he be able to fulfil the Pakatan-agreed role of an incoming PM in 2020?
Nonetheless, the abuses and detraction came - a gay with Saiful Bukhari Azlan thrown into the electoral competition for visual and (im)moralistic impact. That was followed by the wicked demand that his majority in a win in the by-election must signify the voters' (vicariously the rakyat's) confidence in his leadership and his future as Malaysia's 8th PM. A simple majority would have doomed him to eternal jeering,
A miscellaneous group of competitors were mysteriously pitted against him with Isa Samad (former UMNO standing as an Independent) and former TUDM officer Mohd Nazari Mokhtar (PAS) being the two more serious ones.
In the results of the by-election, Anwar secured 31,016 votes. His majority is 23,560-vote.
That majority was not only more than the majority achieved by the former PKR representative for PD, Danyal Balagopal Abdullah (majority 17,710 votes), but was remarkable in a far lower turnout of only 58.25% (turnout in GE14 was 83.16%).
Thus Anwar's by-election victory has been doubly won in the face of the proverbial kitchen sink being thrown at him, wakakaka.
While his future is now brighter than it had been in his past 20 years, most of which were spent as a prisoner, he must be careful to avoid the circumstances in 1997-8 that led to his 20 years of misery.
There are still many obstacles and dangers for him between now and 2020. I wish him good luck.