I read this comment on S Loone’s Blog and thought it makes sense.
“Arif Sha Omar, BN candidate for Permatang Pauh won his Seberang Jaya seat by 533 votes only and that came from postal votes and few doubting Chinese who didn’t know DSAI and PKR by then. The landscape has changed. You don’t expect the Chinese and Indians to give him a single vote. And he is old also. 52.