Can the Malaysian Tsunami start in Ayer Hitam?

Last year, I wrote that with a 10% swing in the Malay vote and a 5% swing in the non-Malay vote against the BarisanNasional (BN), Pakatan Harapan (PH) would be able to win 113 parliament seats in Peninsular Malaysia out of a total of 165 parliament seats.

In the case of the Ayer Hitam parliament seat, a 10 / 5 swing against the BN would not be sufficient for PH to win this seat. For PH to win Ayer Hitam, we would need at least a 15% swing in the Malay vote and a 10% swing in the non-Malay vote. The DAP would be the clear underdog in the fight for Ayer Hitam.

But it would be extremely arrogant for the BN / MCA to think that voters in Ayer Hitam would vote for a bottle of soya sauce over a DAP or AMANAH candidate. The BN should be reminded that its winning majority was cut in half from 13,909 votes in GE2008 to 7,310 in GE2013. And that the state seat of Yong Peng in Ayer Hitam, which was won by the BN with a 2493 vote majority in GE2008 was won by the DAP in GE2013 with a 2475 vote majority.

Hence, although it would be difficult for PH to wrest this seat away from MCA, it is not impossible.

What is needed is for a coalition of like-minded Malaysians who are sick and tired of the kleptocratic administration of Najib Tun Razak to unite and vote for a historic change for Malaysia in GE14 for the sake of their children and their children’s children.

Regardless of which PH party contests in Ayer Hitam, the DAP is committed to dedicate all our resources at our disposal to give MCA a tough a fight as possible and to usher in a Malaysian tsunami in GE14, starting in Ayer HItam.

Perhaps the voters in Ayer HItam would prefer some chili padi or some ginger over a bottle of soya sauce in GE14?

Lim Kit Siang DAP Parliamentary Leader & MP for Gelang Patah