Breaking news! DAP 1449, BN 5536, Maj 4087, spoilt 156

The result shown above was tentative.

In 2004, DAP 1285, BN 5847, Majority 4562. 

DAP managed to slash the majority by 475 votes. It’s considered a success for the opposition. The party is not discouraged by this result. Pls bear in mind that two out of three Malay voters in Machap were Umno members, and about 30% of the Chinese voters were MCA members.

The Indians in Tebong here were controlled and threatened by MIC not to vote for the opposition in this by-election. But DAP managed to increase some 70 votes in Tebong which is a good sign.

Initial figures show that DAP managed to increase votes from all the three races.

It was also proven that the SPR’s strategy of discouraging young voters from coming back to vote on a working day “worked” for the BN. In Machap Baru stream No. 4 (mainly young voters), the turnout was the lowest among all , registered only 51%.

Turnout 2007 :   74.22% of 9,623.

Turnout 2004:   74.33% of 9,889.

LATEST!!! DAP 1452, BN 5527, Majority 4075. (MerdekaReview at 20:40)

FINAL RESULT:  (21:10)

DAP 1452, BN 5533, Majority 4081 votes.

In other words, DAP managed to slash the majority by 481 votes. Not too bad.

Election promises – Machap rolling in millions
Soon Li Tsin Malaysiakini
Apr 11, 07 12:18pm

It was a sleepy hollow in Malacca but now Machap is sizzling hot as its famous roti kok. And the reason for this: a by-election.

Come tomorrow, its inhabitants will decide on whether to vote for Barisan Nasional/MCA candidate Lai Meng Chong or DAP’s Liou Cheng Kuang. The contest was called following the death of MCA incumbent Poh Ah Tiam on March 15.

The battle for the hearts and minds of the voters is clearly evident as Machap is now alive and buzzing, with its infrastructure being improved.

The journey from Alor Gajah to the town was mostly on faded grey roads but freshly tarred roads with new paint greet travelers as Machap closes in. New street lamps also line the winding roads.

On March 23, two days after the Election Commission announced the campaign date for Machap, the state government said it would build a recreational area near the Durian Tunggal Dam.

Chief Minister Mohd Ali Rustam said the recreational area would include a jogging track, fishing platforms, children’s playground and a rest area.

The recreational area costs RM1.2 million and it is named ‘Datuk Wira Poh Ah Tiam Recreational Park’ after the late politician.

The park’s first phase costs RM500,000 and it was completed in 12 days, in time to be opened by Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak yesterday.

Good news for Machap continued when Najib presented 102 grants for housing lots for second-generation settler families at Felda Tun Ghafar Machap.

On top of that, he said RM3.7 million will be allocated to Felda Machap with RM3 million for upgrading water pipes, RM600,000 for the construction of a multipurpose hall and RM100,000 to repair the mosque.

The deputy premier broke the good news to some 500 settlers at a carnival-like event called ‘An Evening with Najib’.

Najib also said that the Melaka state government has approved the application for land by 50 second-generation Chinese settlers. Each of them will be given 7,000 square feet of land with a 99-year lease and a low premium of RM12,500.

Meanwhile, Melaka Chief Minister Mohamed Ali Rustam approved the 20-year-long demand of Machap Baru villagers to build 80 units of low- and medium-cost houses, which will be sold at price below RM60,000 each.

MCA president Ong Ka Ting, who is also the minister of housing and local government, announced that his ministry will give a special allocation of RM650,000 to upgrade roads and drainage system and to build a new air-conditioned hall.

Health Minister Chua Soi Lek, who is MCA vice-president, announced that his ministry will spend RM160,000 to upgrade clinics in Machap.

Deputy Education Minister Hon Choon Kim, who is the party’s organising secretary, announced that his ministry will give no less than RM50,000 to each of the three Chinese primary schools in the constituency.

Badminton stars

The locals were also elated when All-England and Swiss Open badminton doubles champions Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong dropped in for the ‘Love Badminton Campaign’ under the directive of the Youth and Sports Deputy Minister.

However, a DAP leader lambasted the MCA for exploiting national sportsmen for political gains.

As for the women, there were numerous activities as well. Puteri Umno organised a beauty care session, a futsal match, information technology lessons and a reading session.

Not to be outdone, Wanita MCA chief Dr Ng Yen Yen sang Mandarin and Hokkien songs to villagers from Machap Umboo New Village at a community hall.

Cooking classes and line dancing were also organised by the party in the predominantly Chinese areas of Machap Baru and Machap Umboo.

MCA also organised a karoake competition where residents belted out evergreen Chinese songs.

The revelry will come to an end at the stroke of midnight, when the campaigning period ends. In the morning, Machap’s 9,623 voters will decide on their town’s future.


4 Responses to “Breaking news! DAP 1449, BN 5536, Maj 4087, spoilt 156”

  1. nat Says:

    congratulations 🙂

    sorry boss, do you know where i can get results from each saluran?


  2. ronnieliutiankhiew Says:

    DAP slashed the majority by 481 votes. Xie Xie. Terima Kasih. Nandri. To all who have helped, especially the PKR leaders and members. C U in Ijok!

  3. Billy Says:

    The residents have yet to feel the pains of the urbans and semi-urbans brethrens resulting from paying higher toll fees, higher petrol prices, etc. Wait until this BN put a toll right in the middle of their village and they will then come howling. They have made the bed and they must now lie on it.

  4. muhibbah Says:

    Good victory for DAP, another additional 475 votes. Next target should be another 2000 votes. Work strategically to get the 2000 votes. No target, no aim and sure misfire!

    Good luck in Ijok!

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