PKR activists and volunteers canvas passing motorists along Jalan Bandar in Kampong Cina this morning
1130: We walk into the Chinatown area, at Jalan Bandar, not far from Hotel Sri Malaysia and immediately spot about a dozen PKR politicians canvassing passing motorists. Among them are Elizabeth Wong and Tian Chua.
“We are confident of (Jalan) Bandar (Kampong Cina) area,” the folks tell me. About 60 per cent of the Chinese vote in the bag, apparently. We shall see.
They get a fairly good reception from passing motorists, who have slowed to a crawl.
Jalan Bandar is decorated with BN banners which residents a happy chinese new year, red lanterns next to Pas flags. A big Pas banner proclaims “Pas for all”. It is plastered on the outside of a shop-building. I look to see what business is being conducted inside the shop. It’s a Chinese butcher, selling what appears to be pork…
Further up, another group of about 10 DAP politicians and volunteers are also canvassing motorists. Among them is Bukit Mertajam MP Chong Eng.
They are still talking about last night’s DAP dinner at the Ocean Restaurant with senior Pas leaders the special guests. The Pas speakers found themselves in the odd position of receiving louder applause than the DAP leaders, the DAP volunteers told me. Kelantan MB Nik Aziz spoke so softly that many could barely hear him, but when he uttered a few words in Chinese, they erupted in applause, giving him a standing ovation at the end.
Apparently, many of the Chinese residents here also attended a BN dinner held nearby last night. Great food, and I believe, karaoke too. But after that had ended, they adjourned to the big DAP dinner at the Ocean.