Sunday, March 02, 2008

Batu Kawan: Can Academicians Fight?

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.

3 comments:

Josoh said...

The Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH) has issued a public statement calling on the voters of the Kulim Bandar Baharu (P.18) parliamentary constituency in Kedah not to support BN candidate Abdul Aziz Sheikh Fadzir for the latter 's role as a leader of an Umno Youth mob that threatened to raze the building of the Hall to the ground and also for screaming anti-Chinese slogans in 2000. Contesting against Abdul Aziz Sheikh Fadzir is PKR's Zulkifli Noordin.

Public Statement
http://www.merdekareview.com/news.php?n=6065

http://zul4kulim.blogspot.com/2008/03/first-umno-extremist-named-by-chinese.html

Anonymous said...

dont count the professor out. groundswell of "vote for change" may just do te trick and carry the professor first past the line. i will celebrate in earnest if that comes true.

universalrule said...

The wind of change is blowing very strongly in Penang, and with the help of the Indian vote and Anwar factor who may swing some Malay vote, Ramasamy can win in batu Kawan, kick out our coward former CM of Penang and is history.