PETALING JAYA, May 19- The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) will cooperate with other Indian-based political parties to get Indian voters in the Teluk Intan constituency to come out and vote in the by-election on May 31.
Its president Datuk M.Kayveas said the PPP election machinery would be focusing on the Indian community in the by-election campaign.
“We see that the majority of the Indian voters numbering more than 11,000 in Teluk Intan live in the estates.
“But usually in a general election or by-election, only around 40 per cent of the Indian voters would come out to cast their votes,” he said when opening a talk on ‘Snatch Theft and Crime’ organised by Petaling Jaya Selatan PPP division, here, today.
Barisan Nasional had announced Gerakan president Datuk Mah Siew Keong at its candidate for the parliamentary seat by-election, while DAP will be fielding Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud, political secretary to DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang.
Kayveas believes that Mah will be able to draw voters’ support as he had held the seat before for two terms and was once a deputy minister.
The Teluk Intan by-election is being held following the death of the incumbent MP, Seah Leong Peng, 48, of DAP on May 1 from cancer.
The nomination of candidates for the by-election is tomorrow.