Malaysia

DAP to woo young voters with ‘Ubah’ song album

KUALA LUMPUR, April 13 — DAP seeks to capture the hearts of voters, especially the younger generation, through the launch of its electoral song album in Bahasa Malaysia and Mandarin next Tuesday.

"The song titled “Ubah” (Change) is to bring out a message of hope and a better tomorrow under a Pakatan Rakyat (PR) government," said DAP Socialist Youth chief Anthony Loke in a press conference today.

Loke added that a music video featuring young PR leaders including Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah and Serdang MP Teo Nie Ching is intended to “project a young image and target young voters”

Tan Kok Wai, MP for Cheras, said that proceeds from the sale of album and campaign merchandise including the hornbill mascots from last year’s Sarawak elections will go towards DAP’s election funds.

Tan, also DAP’s National Election Bureau Chief, declined to reveal DAP’s election strategy and seat allocations until “the time is right”.

The Sarawak state elections last April saw DAP winning 12 seats out of the 71 state assembly seats available, an increase from the six seats previously held by the party.

Tan also showed what he alleged was electoral roll discrepancies as complained by his constituents.

“These discrepancies are solid proof of Election Commission (EC)’s inability to rectify their errors,” Tan said.

Tan said, “I support Bersih’s call for EC to resign and new people appointed to head EC if it wants to prove it’s an independent institution.”

Yesterday, Bersih called for the election commissioners’ resignation over their alleged failure to ensure a clean and fair election.

Mstar, the online Malay portal of The Star, reported EC deputy chairman Wan Ahmad Wan Omar as saying yesterday that Bersih has no power to call for the EC panel’s resignation.

 

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