Monday, 22 April 2013

Chua forges PKR-DAP election campaign tie-up zooms in on the Malay heartland

P.140 Segamat (13th General Election on May 5, 2013)
46,262 (20,093/43.43% Malays; 21,393/46.24% Chinese; 4,641/10.03% Indians)
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Chua forges PKR-DAP election campaign tie-up zooms in on the Malay heartland

PKR’s Chua and DAP’s Tan surprised the Jementah folk with their joint-presence.

SEGAMAT (April 21, 2013): Johor PKR chairman Chua Jui Meng and DAP’s N.2 Jementah candidate Tan Chen Choon today synergised their election campaign activities and strategies.
Chua, who is contesting P.140 Segamat, and Tan (husband of former DAP MP Fong Po Kuan a.k.a Cilli Padi) surprised the Jementah electorate when they turned up at the town’s wet market at 8am for a joint-walkabout election campaign.
The people clapped with approval as Chua and Tan went about extending warm handshakes to the Chinese, Indian and Malay voters.
Chua said: “We will try to conduct as many PKR-DAP joint walkabouts to show to the people what Pakatan Rakyat (PR) unity is about.
“Although the Chinese community has, since I started campaigning on April 10, shown consistent superb response, we cannot take their support for granted.
“We will still need to meet them in person, and as many as we can in the un-up to the May 5 polling day.”
Chua and Tan have also agreed to share the use of all their Bilik Gerakan (election operations room) in Jementah and here.
After breakfast in a Malay stall at 9.30am, Chua headed for the Taman Harmoni PAS election operations room for a meeting to iron out campaigning woes in the black areas in Buloh Kasap.
After the meeting at 10.50am, Chua and his entourage of campaigners went on a walkabout in two Taoist temples and Medan Selera Bukit Tunggal.
At about 12.30pm, Chua returned to his main election centre on Jalan Muhibbah in Taman Utama for a meeting to finalise his election committee.

Top and Bottom: Two Batu Anam night market scenes.

Chua hit the road again for a walkabout in the Batu Anam night market where he and Tan crossed each other’s path.
They immediately went about shaking hands with the people together.
No more an Umno stronghold? PAS and PKR flags are raised for the first time in Badang.

Chua then went to Badang and Kampng Mensudut Lama to kick-off his networking campaign in the Malay heartland.
Both villages saw the PKR and PAS flags raised for the first time in a general election in the Umno stronghold.
Kampng Mensudut Lama no more an Umno stronghold.

Chua will be campaigning rigorously with Firdaus Masod, the PAS candidate for Buloh Kasap.

Top and bottom: Chua visits Badang folks in their homes.

Chua has lined up a punishing schedule for tomorrow, starting with walkabouts in Buloh Kasap at 9am followed by a blitz of house-to-house campaigning in seven areas, two Chinese and five Malay.
Here’s more pictures on Chua’s campaign trail today: