Sg Bakap polls: Unity government needs 4% increase in Malay support to win, says think tank

SHAH ALAM: The unity government alliance needs a 4% increase in Malay support to defeat Perikatan Nasional in the Sungai Bakap state seat, says a think tank. Institut Darul Ehsan (IDE) said the alliance comprising Pakatan Harapan and Barisan Nasional garnered 32% of support from Malay voters in the 2023 state election, when Perikatan won the...

Kemaman by-election: 42pc voter turnout as of 1pm

CHUKAI: The voter turnout at the Kemaman by-election stood at 42 per cent as of 1pm on Saturday (Dec 2), according to Election Commission (EC) chairman Tan Sri Abdul Ghani Salleh. All 49 polling stations have been open from 8am under sunny conditions in Kemaman, despite the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) forecasting rain in several areas...

”Come out and vote’, PN’s Pulai candidate urges young voters

JOHOR BARU: The Perikatan Nasional candidate for the Pulai parliamentary seat, Zulkifli Jaafar, is urging more youths to come out to vote. The Pulai Bersatu deputy chief said that based on his surveillance of the polling centres, the percentage of young voters was similar to that of those in the other age groups. "I was informed that...

Simpang Jeram polls: Intense campaigning, social media posts helping raise awareness, says candidate

MUAR: The awareness among voters about the ongoing Simpang Jeram by-election has increased significantly as polling day draws closer, says Pakatan Harapan candidate Nazri Abdul Rahman. "Earlier in the campaign, there were indeed many who were unaware of the Simpang Jeram by-election. However, we have since been putting up more posts on social media and further...

State polls: Rain can’t wash away voters’ determination, says Dr Wee

PETALING JAYA: The mid-day rain in Gombak did not dampen the spirits of voters in choosing the next Selangor state government, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong. The MCA president said this was clear during his visit to a polling centre for the Gombak Setia seat. "Rain started to fall in Gombak at 12.15pm but this...

State polls: Claims Negri will fall to PN a desperate bid by PAS to woo voters, says state Pakatan info chief

SEREMBAN: A claim by PAS that Negri Sembilan will fall to Perikatan Nasional in the state polls on Saturday (Aug 12) has been described as a last minute and desperate attempt to woo voters, says state Pakatan Harapan information chief Abd Latif A Tambi. Describing it as propaganda, he said PAS' claim, which was based on...

State polls: PH-BN candidates still have the edge in terms of support, says Anwar

NIBONG TEBAL: Pakatan Harapan-Barisan Nasional candidates still have an edge in terms of support in the state polls, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. The Pakatan chairman said that polling day is drawing nearer and such support can only be judged based on the decision of the people. "So far, I can see that there is a wave...

Political flags along Jalan Gombak during campaign for state election in Selangor. — FAIHAN GHANI/The Star

‘Take care of non-Malay votes too’

Analysts: Election frequency one of the causes of voter fatigue PETALING JAYA: While winning the Malay votes is given top priority by both the ruling and opposition coalitions in the state elections, the parties cannot ignore the non-Malay voters in Selangor and Penang, two of the most developed states among the six states, say analysts and...

State polls: Perikatan expects strong support with voters forsaking Barisan, Pakatan

PETALING JAYA: There will be something close to an overwhelming support for Perikatan Nasional in the six state elections, claims its chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. The coalition expects to reel in disgruntled Pakatan Harapan and Barisan Nasional voters, he added. The Bersatu president and former prime minister said, however, it does not matter if the votes...