"We have 1,889 Orang Asli and 2,317 Chinese voters. I feel that both would cancel each other out in that PAS will have most of the Chinese votes while BN most of the Orang Asli votes," he told a press conference at the DAP headquarters in Kampung Baru this morning.
Sivakumar, the Perak DAP assistant secretary, said this would naturally shift the attention to the Malay votes.
"All PAS needs is to get 51% of the Malay votes to win," said Sivakumar, who also expressed confidence that the majority of the 185 Indian voters in the constituency would also support PAS candidate Dr Zulkefli Mohamad.
Selangor state assembly speaker Teng Chang Khim said he was confident that PAS would retain the seat.
He believed that Chinese support would increase and that this would tip the scale for PAS to keep the seat.
He also said that DAP was launching a campaign to distribute pamphlets on the manhandling of activists of the “Malaysians for Beng Hock” group last Saturday.
Land problems will be solved
Meanwhile, during a walkabout at Bandar Lama Gua Musang, Kelantan state exco Anuar Tan Abdullah said he sensed support for PAS was on the rise.
“Their handshake tells us they appreciate how we've helped them before," said Anuar, the Kota Lama state assemblyman, who was accompanied by Teja state assemblyman Chang Lih Kang and Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar.
"Just like medicine which you should not wrongly ingest, we must be careful not to vote for the wrong person," he said.
Annuar said if PAS won again, he would make sure that the land problems would be solved, one step at a time.
PAS predicts dirty tactics
Meanwhile, at another press conference across town, PAS' election director Abdul Halim Abdul Rahman predicted that BN will go on the offensive from today to 'buy over' the Galas voters.
“They will use the same tactics they employed at the Manik Urai by-election, that is to use money and give goodies to win votes,” he said.
He said that Gua Musang MB and BN's election director Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah will instruct his men to make house visits from today. He added that Razaleigh would do whatever necessary to win the Galas state seat.
“But what is his influence in Gua Musang now? Is it the same as it was 30 years ago, 20 years ago and now?” asked Abdul Halim.
He added that PAS' Zulkifli stood a better chance of winning on Nov 4.
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By Teoh El Sen FMT