A win for Pang is crucial in Kuala Kubu Bharu, says PKR head

PAKATAN Harapan (PH) candidate representing the unity government Pang Sock Toa from DAP has to win in Kuala Kubu Bharu despite a four-cornered fight with the Parikatan Nasional’s (PN) candidate emerging as the toughest challenger, said a PKR member.

Armed with a majority from the victory of the DAP in the last state elections, in which the late Lee Kee Hiong managed to garner a majority of 4119 votes, Pang is now seen as having less difficulty defending the seat. 

Pang’s chances are believed to be brighter among voters in the state assembly.

She quickly moved to squash attempts by the MCA attempt to tarnish her image among Barisan Nasional (BN) supporters saying that now that she is the candidate of the unity goverment, the past comments against BN are to be put aside. 

BN being a part of the current government should also move on from past scuffles between their candidates and agents against those of the PH and the DAP.

Supporting her candidature, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi threw his full support behind the PH candidate, saying it was to repay PH for its backing in previous by-elections. 

Nevertheless, Pang received solid support from the leaders and machinery of the unity government.

“As a female candidate who is still young and has a lot of energy, Pang is believed to be able to provide better service as a representative to the voters,” wrote the PKR Wanita Information Chief Noraini Nordin.

Furthermore, her experience working as a press secretary to the housing and local government minister before is also an advantage for her, as it serves her as a person who had the chance to mix around with the community. 

“Pang’s experience gives her an advantage over her three other challengers. Most importantly, Pang’s victory will extinguish the opposition’s dream of capturing Selangor,” Noraini wrote. – April 28, 2024

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