PH needs to take necessary action to regain people’s trust: CM Kon Yeow

Understand the reason behind Tanjung Piai defeat, says Penang PH council chairman

Known for his honesty and straightforwardness, Penang Pakatan Harapan (PH) council chairman Chow Kon Yeow said that Harapan’s huge loss in the Tanjung Piai by-election was totally unexpected.

“I believed that a defeat was expected, but not with such a huge vote majority.

“The PH coalition needs to take necessary actions to regain the people’s trust.

“This is something that we have to take note.

“The coalition has to analyse the by-election result and understand the reason behind the defeat.

“We need to take necessary actions to address the situation.

“Perhaps the voters were really supporting Barisan Nasional; or were they expressing their unhappiness and dissatisfaction towards the Harapan government?

“We have to do a post-mortem, find out the reason and take the appropriate actions,” Chow told reporters after officiating the Seminar & Book Launch – ‘From Free Port to Modern Economy: Economic Development and Social Change in Penang,1969 to 1990’ at Penang Institute in George Town today.

Barisan Nasional candidate Datuk Seri Dr Wee Jeck Seng won the Tanjung Piai parliamentary seat with a huge 15,086-vote majority defeating five other candidates.

PH candidate Karmaine Sardini obtained 10,380 votes.


丹绒比艾补选希盟失利
曹观友:需找出问题对症下药

针对丹绒比艾国会议席补选国阵获得狂胜,民主行动党槟州主席曹观友说,希盟有必要全面解剖失利因素,找出问题并对症下药。

“我们需要检讨,是选民支持国阵,还是因为不满希盟,或是其他问题而导致败选,一切有待深入分析。”

也是槟州首席部长的曹观友,是今午在追思敦林苍祐医生座谈会结束后,受到记者要求针对丹绒比艾补选发表意见时这么表示。

他也说,希盟落败是预料之中,只不过是没预料到多数票距离颇巨。

至于有指华裔选票回流国阵,曹观友则说实际上各族选票都有回流。

在这场补选中,国阵候选人拿督斯里黄日昇以2万5466张票击败其他5位候选人,多数票为1万5086张。希盟候选人卡敏得票1万380张。