TANAH RATA: Chinese voters, especially those living outside the Cameron Highlands constituency, have been urged to return to cast their ballots in the parliamentary by-election on Saturday.

DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang called on all Cameron Highlands voters to exercise their rights as Malaysians, and to support the Pakatan Harapan (PH) in the upcoming by-election.

“We understand that the Chinese New Year is only 10 days after the by-election, maybe the Chinese voters’ feel less the need to return to cast their ballots but their attendance is very important.

“Every vote counts, for the interest of the country and future generations, I ask them to return home, regardless whether they are Malays, Chinese, Indians and from the Orang Asli community, and we hope they will support PH. If we win, it is a great achievement,” he told reporters after meeting the public at the Pasar Pagi Kampung Raja, this morning.

Also present were Tanah Rata assemblyman Chiong Yoke Kong and Balakong assemblyman Wong Siew Ki.

Lim spent about 40 minutes in the area accompanied by drum performances by a lion dance group.

The Cameron Highlands parliamentary by-election will witness a four-cornered fight between PH candidate who is also Pahang DAP deputy chairman M. Manogaran, Barisan Nasional’s Mohd Ramli Nor, a retired senior police officer and the two independents are a former lecturer at the Aminuddin Baki Institute, Sallehudin Ab Talib, 61, and farmer Wong Seng Yee, 40. – Bernama