MIPP claims PH MPs' criticism indicates fear of losing Indian votes in KKB by-election

KKB polls marks seventh since GE15, MIPP-PN alliance takes centre stage

RAIHAM MOHD SANUSI Nuratikah Athilya Hassan
26 Apr 2024 09:46am
MIPP confident of securing majority Indian votes in KKB by-election. (Small photo: S P Punithan)
MIPP confident of securing majority Indian votes in KKB by-election. (Small photo: S P Punithan)

HULU SELANGOR - The Malaysian Indian Progressive Party (MIPP) assures Perikatan Nasional (PN) of receiving the largest share of Indian votes in the upcoming Kuala Kubu Baharu (KKB) by-election on May 11.

Its president, S P Punithan said that the government is beginning to show concern and fear of PN's strength after MIPP joined the coalition.

"Just three days after we joined PN, six Pakatan Harapan (PH) MPs attacked us.

"It means they are worried and know that the Indian community will not vote for them in this by-election.

"This is only a by-election, not a General Election (GE), but why were the PH leaders worried and afraid?

"There's no need to fear; we will see who the people truly want on May 11 when the votes are counted," he said during his speech at the PN Candidate Announcement Ceremony for the KKB by-election yesterday.

Sinar reported on Monday that MIPP has been officially accepted as a full member of PN.

The KKB by-election is being held following the death of the incumbent from the DAP, Lee Kee Hiong, 58, due to cancer on March 21.

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The Election Commission (EC) has set May 11 as the polling day, May 7 for early voting, and this Saturday as the nomination day.

The KKB by-election is the seventh by-election after the 15th GE (GE15), with six of them conducted last year, namely the Kuala Terengganu parliamentary by-election (August), Pulai parliamentary by-election and Simpang Jeram by-election (September), Pelangai by-election (October), Jepak by-election (November), and Kemaman parliamentary by-election (December).