|Pas eyeing swing among Chinese voters |
JASIN: Pas is aiming for a massive 75 per cent support from the Chinese community in the Merlimau by-election but the DAP, which is in charge of wooing Chinese voters, has set a lower target of 70 per cent.
DAP's Merlimau by-election chief Tey Kok Kiew said this was because the opposition needed to work harder in some MCA stronghold areas such as Ayer Merbau.
"Before this we seldom visited the area, so we need to beef up our machinery.
"We already have about 60 per cent support from the Chinese community and hope to push it to 65 or 70 per cent," he told the New Straits Times. Pas on Sunday had said that it hoped to get between 45 per cent and 40 per cent of votes from the Malay and Indian voters respectively but was targeting as high as 75 per cent votes from the Chinese.
Pas candidate Yuhaizad Abdullah will contest against Barisan Nasional's Roslan Ahmad in the March 6 polls.
Voters in the state constituency consist of 6,927 Malays, 2,208 Chinese and 1,512 Indians.
DAP Malacca deputy youth head Khoo Poay Tiong too admitted that Ayer Merbau and Chin Chin were two of MCA's strongholds.