THE Pakatan Harapan (PH)-Barisan Nasional (BN) female machinery is working round the clock in the Pulai parliamentary by-election in their bid to woo voters to support the PH candidate Suhaizan Kayat.DAP national publicity secretary Teo Nie Ching praised the PH-BN women’s machinery for working closely together in this crucial by-election. “If we look at the statistics of female voters in Pulai, it is almost 50% … so PH-BN’s female machinery needs to work hard together to win them over. “The door-to-door campaign by the PH-BN women’s machinery is very helpful because women have their techniques to give explanations and win votes,” she told reporters after attending the PH Johor Women’s Assembly in Gertak Merah, Johor Bahru today. Based on Election Commission statistics, women voters in Pulai parliament cover 49.76% or 89,929 people out of a total of 166,653 registered voters.
Meanwhile, the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) said it will mobilise its nearly 3,000-member machinery to give support to and help achieve victory for Suhaizan in the Sept 9 Pulai parliamentary by-election.MIC vice president Datuk M Asojan stated there are 20,508 Indian voters, or 12.31%, in the Pulai parliamentary constituency which can be significant in helping the candidate representing the PH-BN alliance win. However, he pointed out that the Indian voters won’t be the determinant or kingmaker in the by-election if the Malay and Chinese votes are split. In the Pulai parliamentary by-election set for Sept 9, Suhaizan faces a three-way competition against Perikatan Nasional (PN) candidate Zulkifli Jaafar and Samsudin Mohamad Fauzi who will contest as an independent candidate. The Pulai parliamentary and Simpang Jeram state assembly by-elections are being held after the unexpected vacancy following the death of the incumbent, Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub who was also the Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Minister. – Sept 2, 2023
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