I am no apologist for AAB but if I recall history, Winston Churchill was a great Prime Minister during World War 2 but immediately after the war the British voted him out of office.
In the aftermath of the 12th GE, there are many sore losers(too much money and power lost?) and there is talk that some people want the PM to resign.
Of course the results were not good for the BN and I suggest a person with less principles could have taken drastic actions to upset the election results. Remember we still have the draconian ISA and the force of the law to quell unrest.
It has been done before and I think some people still think that is an option.With emergency rule and the opposition in jail, we could have become another Myanmar or Kenya with disastrous results.
Malaysia today is finely balanced with power at Putrajaya held by the BN and 5 major states under the BR. The PM has proved he is willing to accept the decision of the people and promises to do more to win over the disenchanted voters who deserted the BN.
Both BN and BR should find ways to work together so that a "win-win" solution is found. The next elections will be crucial and I bet any group that still operates on racist policies will be buried.