I went around Batu Kawan on friday to visit the operation centre of Dr Koh Tsu Koon, who is Gerakan Acting President and outgoing chief minister of Penang. His opponent is Prof. Dr P. Ramasamy of Dap.
This constituency has a large number of Indian voters, at approximately 23%. Based on current sentiments, a large number of Indian voters are expected to vote against any BN candidates. However, it remains to be seen if Indian voters in this constituency will do the same and vote enblock for Dr P.Ramasamy.
If a swing of Indian votes is imminent and Malay votes remained solid, the decisive factor will be the Chinese votes. Dr Koh has an edge over Dr P. Ramasamy and is widely expected to win by handsome majority.
I did not manage to speak to both Dr Koh and Dr P.Ramasamy but will try to do so in the next few days.