BAGAN DATUK: Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi advised Barisan Nasional (BN) hardcore supporters to cast their ballots early in the polls tomorrow to facilitate moves to attract “grey voters”.
Zahid, who is also BN deputy chairman, said these “white voters” need to discharge their voting right the latest by noon so that they would be able to facilitate the BN machinery.
“I want the supporters of component parties to be out to cast votes early. In the afternoon, we are looking for bonus (grey voters) and fence-sitters.
“All of us must go out to vote and must not forget to take along our identity cards,” he said in his speech to members of the Bagan Datuk Malaysian Indian Justice Party (MIJP) division here today.
Zahid, the incumbent for the Bagan Datuk parliamentary seat which he has held for five terms, said BN had always respected the BN-friendly party.
He also added that Bagan Datuk was the only parliamentary constituency that has a special BN manifesto for the Indian and Chinese communities, launched on April 28.
The BN manifesto for the Indian community offers 17 promises in efforts to improve the well-being of the Indians in the constituency, including providing assistance for repair works on the temple buildings as well as upgrading Tamil schools in this area.
Meanwhile, the manifesto for the Chinese community outlines eight promises, among them to facilitate issues faced by Chinese fishermen, increase ownership of affordable houses as well as to repair the drainage system in the new villages.
The Bagan Datuk parliamentary constituency has two state seats, namely, Rungkup and Hutan Melintang, with a total of 47,309 voters.