GE 14: Can Liow Tiong Lai retain Bentong, Pahang? His majority in GE 13? 379. Yes, only 379.

Remember the Blackout Story at GE 13 concerning Bentong?

The Bentong parliamentary seat gained some infamy when rumors spread on social media following Wong’s defeat at the last general election that a power outage had occurred in the vote counting centre and that a suspicious ballot box had been sent to the centre.

Although opposition leaders had come forward to clarify that there was no blackout at the vote counting centre and no appearance of a suspicious ballot box at the 11th hour which overturned the electoral result, many voters still believed lights were switched off or that some unseen transaction had taken place after the election.

At GE 13, Liow Tiong Lai (MCA President) won Bentong with 379 votes. He had UMNO backing him.

At GE 14, UMNO will still back him but Harapan will surely take many of the votes given to him through UMNO.

It does look like “Goodbye, Liow Tiong Lai.”

P089 Bentong Liow Tiong Lai
25,947 49.4% Wong Tack
25,568 48.7% 379
45% Malay voters 44% Chinese voters 9% Indian voters,_2013_by_parliamentary_constituency#Pahang

20 February 2018

GE14: I never considered Bentong, Kit Siang tells Liow

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DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang (above) has denied wanting to contest in Bentong as claimed by MCA president Liow Tiong Lai yesterday.

Accusing Liow of “craving the limelight” and using him for self-promotion in making such a claim, Lim said he had never considered such a move.

“I am surprised that after MCA deputy president Wee Ka Siong’s self-directed and self-acted ‘drama’ alleging the possibility of DAP secretary-general and Chief Minister of Penang Lim Guan Eng contesting against him in Ayer Hitam, the MCA president Liow Tiong Lai also craved the limelight and (said) that I was going to contest against him in Bentong in the 14th general election (GE14).

“Can Liow cite chapter and verse as to when I had mentioned the possibility of my contesting in Bentong as this had never entered into my radar of possibilities for the GE14?

“Like Wee in the case of Guan Eng, has Liow (decided) to make use of me to promote himself?” Lim asked in a statement today.


17 December 2017

Bentong will stay with MCA in GE14, says former MP


PETALING JAYA: Former Bentong MP Lim Ah Lek has expressed confidence the MCA will be able to retain that parliamentary seat in the next general election (GE14).

Speaking to FMT, Lim, who was once MCA deputy president, said feedback from voters showed that things were looking good for the MCA.

“I have a strong feeling that the Barisan Nasional (BN) will be able to win in Bentong yet again and this time with an even bigger majority,” he said.

In GE13, MCA president Liow Tiong Lai won the seat, but DAP candidate Wong Tack won 49% of the votes.

“Liow has been doing well for the people of Bentong and the voters in Bentong are loyal to politicians who serve them,” Lim said.

He said the Chinese voters would have to decide what was good for them: either a party that had been servicing them or a party that only knew how to criticise.

“Look at Selangor. There are still so many problems that have been left unsolved, and even then the opposition continues to throw criticisms.

“Meanwhile, even in some of the areas MCA has lost, they continue to serve, and the party does that because those who have won are too busy criticising to solve the people’s problems.

“If the people are hoodwinked by those criticisms then that’s up to them. This is the way of democracy. All that those being criticised can do is to continue serving the people.”

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Taking Bentong forward

Several infrastructure projects along the East Coast, such as the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) and the Central Spine Road (CSR), are expected to impact Bentong.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said Bentong was a gateway to the rest of the east coast as well as a satellite town for the Greater Kuala Lumpur region.

“With the ECRL and the CSR, travel times will be shortened and we need to ensure that we don’t end up becoming a concrete jungle,” he said, adding that Bentong should focus on agro-tourism and eco-tourism.

“Without economic development, our youth will continue to leave for the city. We want to bring them back to help take Bentong into the future,” he said.

Blue shirted man: Uncle, you don’t even have a shirt. Please trust us. Vote BN and your life will be better.
Uncle: If we’re to trust you one more time, I won’t even have trousers to wear‼


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