DAP says data proves Malay shift to Pakatan, rebuts ‘Chinese tsunami’ claim

10 May

By Ida Lim

KUALA LUMPUR, May 10 — The DAP today insisted that last Sunday’s polls result was not a “Chinese tsunami”, saying that electoral statistics showed a shift among the Malay and Bumiputera communities towards the federal opposition Pakatan Rakyat (PR).

“I want to show through these statistics that, yes, Chinese support has increased for Pakatan, but there are many other places where non-Chinese support for Pakatan has also increased,” DAP election strategist Dr Ong Kian Ming told reporters when presenting a series of statistics at the party’s headquarters.

Ong (picture) said support for PR had increased in states where the Malay community makes up over 70 per cent of the voters — namely Perlis, Pahang and Terengganu — by 4.4 points, 3.8 points and 3.7 points respectively.

In 23 Malay-majority parliamentary seats nationwide where the community contributes over 50 per cent of registered voters, the opposition pact similarly made gains of over five percentage points.

“These 23 seats show that it’s impossible for Pakatan not to increase its share of Malay voters because these seats are Malay-majority seats,” said Ong, who had also previously carried out a study on the electoral roll before Election 2013.

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via http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/dap-says-data-proves-malay-shift-to-pakatan-rebuts-chinese-tsunami-claim/

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