The DAP leader says it is important to keep up the pace and that the profit margin for the PH candidate must be large.
BANGI: The interim election of Balakong is a crucial test and an opportunity for voters to show the nation that people still support Pakatan Harapan (PH), DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang today.
Lim said that it was not just about winning the 14th general election (GE14), because PH had to continue its triumph in the 15th and 16th general elections.
He expressed his concern about the possibility of a low voter turnout on 8 September, as GE14 had noted a turnout among 85% of voters.
"Balakong voters may think that it will be an infallible victory for PH, so they may not vote.
"That is why I emphasize the importance of this interim election, not only for Balakong but also for Malaysia, if they want to maintain the spirit of 9 May for a new Malaysia.
"My message to the electorate is to fully ensure that PH not only wins, but wins with a larger majority," he told the reporters after a mini-ceramah at a morning market in Batu 11 here today.
Also present were PH & # 39; s candidate for Balakong, Wong Siew Ki, Seri Kembangan collector Ean Yong Hian Wah and Kinrara collector Ng Sze Han.
The recent election of Sungai Kandis, where PKR successfully maintained its seat, saw a low turnout of 49%.
The Electoral Commission (EC) has said that it expects an attendance of 75 to 80% for the Balakong election.
EC secretary Mohamed Elias Abu Bakar said voting time would be extended to 5.30 pm to encourage voters to fulfill their duty.
The state with the Chinese majority, which has 61,219 constituents, emerged empty after his assembler Eddie Ng died in a car accident last month.
In GE14, Ng garnered more than 35,000 votes for the seat of Balakong.
Lim, who is Iskandar Puteri MP, said that voters decided to choose in the interim election was important because it would decide how much they would benefit.
"In this respect our candidate is of course better, because she is part of PH, which is the federal government and the federal government, and she will be able to get government funds to carry out her work, compared to the other candidate, "he said.
On a national level, Lim said the interim election was also important in terms of how the Umno leadership attempted to bring down the PH government.
"They have started a very irresponsible campaign that focuses on race, religion, hatred, fear and lies.
"Even if Umno does not have a candidate in Balakong, it is obvious that there is a bigger plan, and all three of the interim elections (Balakong, Sungai Kandis and Seri Setia) are part of a larger plan by the opposition to tilt PH.
"I hope that Balakong voters will come to power to show that they continue to support PH to change, even if 100 days have passed," he added.
Wong will compete against Tan Chee Teong of MCA in the interim election.