Return to vote, plead candidates


FACED with a diminishing voting population, several Tanjung candidates have been urging their constituents to come back and cast their votes on polling day.  

Teng Chang Yeow’s election operations centre spokesperson said the Padang Kota incumbent had sent his campaign material to those who had moved to other states and was trying to arrange transportation to get them to return. 

“Some families that live in Alor Star have asked if we could fetch them but unfortunately, we don’t have the manpower,” he said. 

Penang DAP chairman and incumbent Tanjung assemblyman Chow Kon Yeow said several voters who had moved to the Klang Valley had contacted the party headquarters to ask about their polling districts. 

“We are appealing to all of them to come back and exercise their rights,” he said. 

Third-term Komtar incumbent Datuk Lim Gim Soon said about 50 letters had been sent to voters of his constituency urging them to come back to vote. 

Pengkalan Kota incumbent Lee Hack Teik said although the votes were important, it was very difficult to get voters to return. 

The Pengkalan Kota, Padang Kota and Komtar state seats are under the Tanjung parliamentary constituency which has an aging Chinese population.  

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