For so many years during elections and by elections, the element of phantom voters crops out and its the opposition were the ones accusing of it. In Permatang Pasir too, issue of phantom voters has cropped and this time too by the opposition. Its UMNO now pointing out about the presence of phantom voters. So now UMNO had learnt a lesson about phantom voters. They always broadcast to the world that phantom voters were brought out by the opposition as an excuse if they loose in the election. So now, as the opposition BN and UMNO feels what PAS, DAP and PKR felt all this while. Therefore, phantom voters is a reality in Malaysian elections.
TPM who has adviced voters in Permatang Pasir not to listen to oppositions false accusations and propagandas. It good for him to remind that to the people because he meant do not listen to BN and UMNO's. In Penang BN is not the government but an opposition. Therefore his advice is timely. So for Permatang Pasir's voter it will be best to choose a candidate that can represent the government of the day and not someone who will sit in the opposition's corner.