Last-minute and final appeal to outstation voters of Cameron Highlands to return to vote tomorrow and transform the by-election from the jaws of death to an even greater historic victory for the people than the 14th General Election on May 9, 2018

I have just come out of Orang Asli Kampong Pangan in Pos Menson, and my visit has reinforced my call for a New Deal for Orang Asli as the Barisan Nasional had failed in sixty years to make meaningful and substantial strides to bring the Orang Asli community to the national mainstream of development.

A New Deal for Orang Asli to ensure that they could be uplifted to be at par with the other communities in 30 years by 2050 after 60 years of JAKOA failure is more meaningful than having an Orang Asli candidate in the Cameron Highlands by-election.

I had made a statement at noon today that Barisan Nasional has the upper hand and will win the Cameron Highlands by-election unless a miracle happens tomorrow with an unexpected influx of outstation voters defying normal trends to save the seat for Pakatan Harapan.

This gloomy forecast has been supported by think tank Ilham which predicted a win for the Barisan Nasional in tomorrow’s by-election.

I thank civil society leader Ambiga Sreenevasan, who described herself as one of Pakatan Harapan’s toughest critics, for responding to my call and also urging outstation voters of Cameron Highlands to suffer the difficulties by going back to Cameron Highlands to cast their vote as the Pakatan Harapan government is “one million times” better than the previous government.

I am making the unprecedented move, two hours before the end of official campaigning for the Cameron Highlands by-election, to make a last-minute final call to the some 5,000-odd outstation voters in Cameron Highlands to take the trouble, despite great inconvenience and hardships including having to return to Cameron Highlands twice in ten days for the outstation Chinese voters, because they are the only ones who could turn the Cameron Highland s by-election from the jaws of defeat for Pakatan Harapan to an even greater historic victory for the people than the 14th General Election on May 9, 2018.

Outstation voters from other constituencies do not have the opportunity to undo the Barisan Nasional advantage in Cameron Highlands by-election and to represent the whole country and future generations to say a clear and categorical “No” to any

“Save Najib” campaign for a political comeback and return of Najib to Putrajaya as Prime Minister of Malaysia in the 15th General Election by 2023.

This is a historic responsibility of the outstation voters of Cameron Highlands, and I urge them to rise up to the occasion although they have to make considerable sacrifices to do so.

Lim Kit Siang MP for Iskandar Puteri