BALAKONG, August 21 – Pakatan Harapan & # 39; s (PH) candidate for the Balakong interim election Wong Siew Ki may be a newcomer to politics, but you would not have guessed the warm reception she received during her walkabout this morning.
Some sellers and passers-by on the Bandar Damai Perdana market stopped her when she shared folders and the national flag, Jalur Gemilang, and asked to pose with her for photo's. Some others even chanted Pakatan Harapan & # 39; when she came by.
Wong said that the public response received so far was encouraging. Today is the fourth day of the campaign that started last Saturday on the nomination day.
But she still expressed trepidation about walking under the new common logo of the ruling coalition.
"Many people I met during my walkabouts said they knew about the debut of the logo.
"However, some who have not voted in the last election or have read the news are still unaware of the decision to drop the blue eye & # 39; logo of the PKR in favor of the logo of the coalition, & # 39; she said during her market walk.
Wong said that during the campaign period of 21 days, her campaign team was still trying to arrange as many walkabouts as possible to reach people with the new use of the logo.
Pointing to the general sentiment of the constituency were different in comparison with GE14, Wong said that some expressed their wish to abstain from voting because they considered the midterm elections as a "certain victory" for the coalition and therefore their vote mean nothing.
"It is not a challenge to campaign under the new logo, but the real challenge is to get people to vote.
"That's why we're persuading people to come out to vote like during GE14 on September 8," she said.
Also present during the walkabout were Bandar Utama, the mechanic Jamaliah Jamaluddin and Seri Kembangan-assembler Ean Yong Hian Wah.
The interim elections between Balakong and Seri Setia would be the first time that PH uses the common logo of the pact in an election after the 14th general elections in May.
The state with the Chinese majority, under the federal constituency of Bangi, emerged empty after his assembler Eddie Ng died in a car accident last month.