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Retaining Gadek and Bemban are crucial to PH’s victory in the Melaka State Election


DAP Political Education Director, Liew Chin Tong has recently stressed the importance for Pakatan Harapan (PH) to retain both the Gadek and Bemban State Legislative Assembly (DUN) seats in the Melaka State Election this Saturday (20 November 2021) in order to repeat its success in the historic General Election in 2018. Furthermore, he added that should PH win both seats, then the coalition will be in the driving seat to form the state government again. 

Chin Tong, who is also the DAP Johor chairman added that both Gadek and Bemban are rural seats that are previously considered to be the traditional ‘stronghold’ of Barisan Nasional (BN) in Melaka. However, PH were able to muscle the constituencies away from BN in GE14 as well as win 15 out of the 28 total Melaka DUN seats to form the state government. During that time, PH won the seat of Bemban with 45% of the vote and Gadek with 41% of the vote.

Chin Tong stressed,


“Should PH win in Gadek and Bemban in this State Election, the coalition will again be in a strong position to form the Melaka State Government.”

PH’s candidate for Gadek, G Saminathan (left) alongside PH Chairman Anwar Ibrahim (middle) and DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng (left).

This time around, however, the situation is a bit more complicated, particularly in Bemban which sees a 5-corner fight for the DUN seat. Hence, Chin Tong urged for Bemban voters to choose the best candidate, which is undoubtedly PH’s Tey Kok Kiew.

Kok Kew, who is also DAP Melaka chairman has an excellent and clean record as ADUN with many praising his performance and contribution for the rakyat of Melaka. Furthermore, his willingness to contest in a marginal seat such as Bemban this time around shows great leadership and courage.

Saya Tey Kok Kiew, calon DUN N24 Bemban pada Pilihan Raya Negeri Melaka KE-15

Harapan Bemban ‼️ Pilihan Raya Negeri Melaka kali ini adalah sangat penting. Ia merupakan persaingan untuk rakyat Melaka memilih antara 2 kerajaan: 1. Kerajaan Pakatan Harapan yang bersih, jujur dan komited membantu rakyat sepertimana yang pernah dipimpin oleh Sdra Adly Zahari satu ketika dulu, atau; 2. Kerajaan yang lemah dan penuh dengan politik kotor serta perebutan kuasa sehingga memaksa diadakan Pilihan Raya Negeri semula. Disaat rakyat bergelut dengan krisis kesihatan dan ekonomi. Untuk pastikan kemenangan PH, semua kerusi yang ditandingi oleh calon-calon kami mestilah dimenangi. Kerusi DUN N24 Bemban tidak terkecuali. Dengan iltizam untuk terus membantu rakyat, saya menawarkan diri sebagai calon Pakatan Harapan di DUN Bemban ini. Undilah calon No 4 pada kertas undi anda. Undilah Pakatan Harapan💪🏼🚀💪🏼🚀💪🏼🚀 #N24DUNbemban #HarapanBemban #PRNmelaka #MajuBersamaHarapan #HarapanMelaka

Posted by Tey Kok Kiew 鄭國球 on Monday, 8 November 2021

Chin Tong then stressed that a win for Tey Kok Kiew would ensure the return of PH as the Melaka State Government with the charismatic Adly Zahari as Chief Minister. The DAP Johor chairman stressed,


“Voters must ensure that PH wins as many seats as possible and not just win 50 percent +1 so as to form a strong and formidable PH State Government. This is so that there will be no ‘frogs’ jeopardising stability or coups by UMNO-BN, Bersatu-PN and PAS,”


Melakans, make your voice heard this Saturday and let’s make Pakatan Harapan return as the Melaka State Government again. Pilih Harapan, Pulih Melaka! – The Rocket.




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