(1) Parliamentary seats: BN 5; PR 3.
(2) State seats: BN 22; PR 14.
19 March 2018
Seremban folk like MB but want Pakatan to run state
ALTHOUGH the Negri Sembilan menteri besar is a respected figure in the state, many Seremban folk are willing to sacrifice him in exchange for a new state government led by Pakatan Harapan.
They said a new government must also be formed at the state level, echoing statement by Amanah president Mohamad Sabu, who said Negri Sembilan is Pakatan Harapan’s frontline state.
“The current menteri besar is a good leader but he is in cahoots with thieves.
“He manages the state well and he is a smart man but he supports Najib,” Kazir Mohd Dali, 49, said after attending Pakatan Harapan’s ceramah in Seremban last night, referring to Prime Minister Najib Razak.
Mohamad Hasan is in his third term as menteri besar and many in the state hold him in high regard regardless of their political affiliation.
Another ceramah-goer Azman Sifat said many voters in the constituents yearned for change as they could no longer cope up with the rising cost of living.
“I have met many people who want a new government but they are not angry with the menteri besar, it just that we think he is colluding with them.
“But it won’t be easy, but we have to make this change,” the 51-year-old said.
Amanah supporter Hanif Alim, 28, said the current menteri besar’s only mistake is being part of BN.
21 January 2018
MCA believes it can regain Rasah seat
MCA is confident of taking back the Rasah Parliamentary seat from DAP in the upcoming 14th General Election (GE14).
National MCA Youth Legislative Bureau chief Ng Kian Nam said the optimism was based on voters’ feedback over the unsatisfactory performance by incumbent Teo Kok Seong in the past one year.
“Looking at our work, I have found the support of the Chinese community has begun to swing towards Barisan Nasional (BN).
“From their feedback, they say their representative has no clear vision and mission or long-term planning for them. Therefore, they want a new representative who can fulfil their aspirations,” he said.
Ng is among the those touted as a potential MCA candidate for the Rasah Parliamentary seat.
GE 13 Parliamentary results
Teo Kok Seong beat MCA’s Teo Eng Kian by a majority of 24,101 votes. National MCA Youth Legislative Bureau chief Ng Kian Nam is expected to run for Rasah.
|P130||Rasah||Teo Kok Seong
|49,272||65.1%||Teo Eng Kian
|Malay voters 28%||Chinese voters 48%||Indian voters 22%|
Datuk Chong Sin Woon is the Deputy Education Minister and a Senator, that is, an UNELECTED APPOINTEE of the Cabinet.
He is the BN candidate for the Seremban parliamentary constituency in GE 14. He will surely get thrashed. However, he could hope that a redelineation exercise that would add 4% to the Malay voters (and a reduction of 4% of the Chinese voters) would favour BN.
In the 13th general election, in 2013, Anthony Loke Siew Fook of DAP won the Seremban seat after beating the late Yeow Chai Thiam of MCA and three independent candidates.
|P128||Seremban||Loke Siew Fook
DAP first won the MCA seat in 2008 with 32,970 votes (3,948 majority), and in 2013 DAP’s Anthony Loke increased the majority to 12,553, bagging 45,628 votes.
19 January 2018
MCA believes it has a good chance of winning the Seremban seat with the help of BN’s long-serving former prime minister, Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
This, said its candidate Chong Sin Woon, is because Mahathir is now leading the opposition.
According to Free Malaysia Today, Chong argued in the last general election Chinese voters supported DAP because of their battlecry “Ubah” (change) promising a change of government.
“Previously, 85 percent of the Chinese community supported a change of government, but now those who believe that the government can change is increasingly small,” Chong told FMT today.
He attributed this to Mahathir now leading the opposition front Pakatan Harapan.
“DAP faces a big problem in explaining to the Chinese why they support Mahathir to be the prime minister, since they have always criticised Mahathir.
“If they want him to save the country, it is not a simple matter to explain to the Chinese,” he was reported telling the news site.
Chong added that the Malay Seremban electorate will be one of MCA’s targets, as the constituency has 44 percent Malay voters, 41 percent Chinese and 14 percent Indian.
According to FMT, the controversially proposed redelineation, if pushed through before the general election, would shift the percentage of Chinese voters to the Malays by four percent in the Negeri Sembilan parliamentary constituency