Batu must remain in the hands of reformist, says Tian Chua in a 10-cornered fight

18 Nov 2022 09:43pm
Tian Chua
Tian Chua
BATU - Independent candidate Tian Chua said Batu must remain in the hands of the reformist with a responsible MP that would bring the voice of the downtrodden and to push for reforms in parliament.

"I would urge people to think carefully, concentrate all the votes to make sure that Batu remains in the hands of reformist," he said during a ceramah in Batu.

The former PKR candidate said he feels "quite positive, very jubilant, very moved by the support received.".

He said his campaign was not only to win votes but a reunion of friends and supporters.

"And the atmosphere is very very jubilant, very good. It tales me back to the past, a journey for me to reconnect with friends and the grassroots that I have built over all those last 2 decades," he said.

He further told Batu voters to vote with wisdom as the constituency sets record for the highest number of candidates vying for the seat.

"I am the original Pakatan Harapan, I am the original PKR. I would never betray the principle of PKR and Pakatan Harapan.

"If I were to be elected I am an MP that is pro-Pakatan and we hope that we all can work together to bring about a new government and a new era for Malaysia," he added.

Tian Chua was Batu MP in 2008 and 2013. He could not stand for the Batu seat in 2018 due to a court case.

Besides Tian Chua and PKR's P Prabakaran, the others contesting are A Kohilan Pillay (BN), Azhar Yahya (PN), Zulkifli Fattah (Parti Rakyat Malaysia), Wan Azliana (Pejuang), P. Naganathan (Warisan) as well as independents Siti Kasim, Nur Fathiah Syazwana and Too Cheng Huat.