DAP: Bound­ary changes will see BN re­cap­tur­ing 7 seats

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS - BY KONG SEE HOH

DAP strate­gist Ong Kian Ming says based on the Elec­tion Com­mis­sion’s pro­posed re­de­lin­eation of con­stituen­cies, Barisan Na­sional will re­cap­ture seven seats from Pakatan Hara­pan (PH) and the re­sul­tant in­crease in mar­ginal seats will re­duce PH’s chance of re­tain­ing power in Se­lan­gor in the next gen­eral elec­tion.

“Barisan will re­cap­ture Ijok, Dusun Tua, Se­menta, Sun­gai Pi­nang, Pe­labuhan Klang, Si­jangkang and Morib,” he was quoted by Sin Chew Daily in a re­port yes­ter­day.

Speak­ing to the press at the party head­quar­ters in Kuala Lumpur on Wed­nes­day on the pro­posed re­de­lin­eation ex­er­cise, Ong said al­though there is no in­crease in ei­ther state or par­lia­men­tary seats, the re­draw­ing of bound­aries of par­lia­men­tary con­stituen­cies will cause Pakatan to lose some mar­ginal seats (seats won by a small ma­jor­ity) as well as re­duce some PH strongholds to mar­ginal seats.

“Six con­stituen­cies Pakatan won by a ma­jor­ity of more than 45% of votes (in the last gen­eral elec­tion) will be­come mar­ginal seats. They are Ta­man Tem­pler, Seri Ser­dang, Ta­man Medan, Paya Jaras, Batu Tiga and Seri An­dalas.

“The ma­jor­ity votes for two mar­ginal seats – Gom­bak Se­tia and Hulu Ke­lang – will be fur­ther re­duced,” said Ong.

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