‘Najib wants to hold polls on working day’

Humayun Kabir | February 24, 2013
Perak DAP leader Nga Kor Ming claims that the PM is planning to hold the polls on April 18, a working day, in order to prevent the opposition from getting the full support of its outstation supporters.
TAIPING: DAP has claimed that Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak will dissolve Parliament on March 15 and polling will be on April 18, a working day, to prevent Pakatan Rakyat from getting the full support of outstation workers.
DAP state secretary Nga Kor Ming said that he heard this reliable news from a high ranking government officer whom he declined to name.
Pakatan is unhappy with the timing of the polling date as its outstation supporters especially from Singapore and other states may not make the numbers for the opposition to take control of Putrajaya.
Nga said that if the election is held during a weekend, Pakatan will have the numbers to break BN’s five-decade dominance.
The DAP leader was speaking at a state PAS programme attended by PAS state leaders including former menteri besar Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin, various NGOs as well as church and temple leaders.
Nga, who is also Taiping MP and Pantai Remis assemblyperson, urged the people to use Twittter, SMS, emails and Facebook to communicate with their relatives and friends to return home to vote.
He also urged the voters not to fall for the election gimmicks from Umno and BN.
Later at another DAP function, Nga told Umno and BN not to take Taiping voters for a ride with the promise of setting up a new university in the parliamentary constituency.
“Every general election since the time Paul Leong contested under Gerakan and down to M Kayveas (PPP), this proposal of building a new university has cropped up but it is a non-starter,” he said.
The Taiping DAP chief challenged BN to name the site of the proposed university in Taiping and the cost involved in setting up this institution and the date of its completion before the coming polls.

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