Campaign materials put up and candidates go on walkabouts to woo voters


Some workers putting up a billboard of Gerakan's Teluk Intan parliamentary seat by-election candidate Datuk Mah Siew Keong after the nomination.

Some workers putting up a billboard of Gerakan's Teluk Intan parliamentary seat by-election candidate Datuk Mah Siew Keong after the nomination.

BARISAN Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat supporters wasted no time in putting up flags, bunting and billboards in campaigning for their respective candidates as soon as the nomination ended on Monday.

Workers from both sides hurriedly put up their respective campaign materials all around the town, at housing areas and villages, trying to cover as much ground as they could.

Both candidates, Barisan’s Datuk Mah Siew Keong, who is Gerakan president and DAP’s Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud, political secretary to Gelang Patah MP Lim Kit Siang also went to the ground to meet with the constituents, to get their support.

iphnoturn200514... A motorcyclist riding by a giant painting of Gerakan president and Teluk Intan parliamentary seat by-election candidate Datuk Mah Siew Keong hung on facade of the Teluk Intan Umno building at the town centre.
A motorcyclist riding past a giant painting of Mah put up outside the Teluk Intan Umno building in the town centre.

Both Mah and Dyana Sofya went to markets as well as from house to house, to meet the voters there.

Polling will be held on May 31.

The Teluk Intan parliamentary seat fell vacant after its MP, Seah Leong Peng, passed away due to cancer earlier this month.

iphanson190514... DAP's Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud giving her speech during a ceramah at Bandar Baru Teluk Intan on Monday.
DAP's Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud giving her speech during a ceramah at Bandar Baru Teluk Intan on Monday.

During his walkabout at the Jalan Woo Saik Hong morning market yesterday, Mah conceded that DAP had the advantage with their campaign trail.

“They started very quickly, putting up banners and holding ceramah every night.

“We will work very hard in our campaign and will do our best to garner support from the voters,” he said.