Teo Nie Ching attempts to raise voter turnout

DAP national publicity secretary, Teo Nie Ching attempted to raise the voter turnout on May 11.

“We need to elect a capable and energetic state assembly member to serve the constituents of Kuala Kubu Bharu,” Teo said in a video.

She admitted voter turnout in by-elections is generally low.
The voter turnout in every by-election is usually low, claimed Teo.

“Firstly, it’s not a nationwide election where everyone naturally feels obligated to vote.

“Many might not even be aware of the by-election, especially those working outside Kuala Kubu Bharu (KKB),” Teo said, elaborating that there might be people not have seen the abundance of campaign flags in the area.

Secondly, some might question the significance of the by-election, thinking it won’t affect the state government, she said.

She then pointed out that by-election allow voters to have another chance to determine their representative.

“However, this mindset is flawed because, after this by-election, you won’t have another chance to elect your state assembly member until 2027.

“During this time, wouldn’t you want someone genuinely committed to serving you?”

She urged the voters against underestimating a by-election.

“If you want a capable representative for the next three to three and a half years, take some of your precious time to vote and choose a competent candidate to be your assembly member,” she said.

This move comes in the wake of Perikatan National’s willing to ferry out-of-town voters.

A four-cornered contest involving DAP’s Pang Sock Tao, Bersatu’s Khairul Azhari Saut, PRM’s Hafizah Zainuddin, and Independent candidate Nyau Ke Xin is scheduled to take place on May 11.

This by-election was triggered by the passing of its three-term incumbent, Lee Kee Hiong of the DAP.

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