Yussibnosh (seated centre) on one of his Chinese New Year visits.

MUKAH: The current political scenario is different from what happened prior to the 2018 14th General Election (GE).

The 14th GE was obviously the turning point in Malaysian politics when Pakatan Harapan (PH) ended the 61-year administration of Barisan Nasional (BN), and ultimately succeeded in forming the new and current government.

This was acknowledged by laymen and politicians alike, including Tellian assemblyman Yussibnosh Balo.

He said nowadays it was not as easy as before for a candidate from any established political party to win in an election.

Yussibnosh (seated centre) on one of his Chinese New Year visits.

“Previously, it was quite easy because voters usually look at party symbol, not so much at the candidate,” the former Balingian assemblyman said during his conversation with a local community leader on one of his Chinese New Year visits here on Saturday.

Election was among the few subjects Yussibnosh and the community leader talked about.

It could not be ascertained whether they have any knowledge about the imminent entry of Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) into Mukah.

During the PSB Christmas gathering at Kampung Petanak Daya here last December, the party had indicated its intention to spread its wings to the Tellian constituency.