KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14: DAP’s win of the Sg Pelek state constituency seat is reflective of the party’s acceptance in the Malay community, said DAP Secretary General Anthony Loke Siew Fook.
Speaking at press conference here today, following the party’s central executive meeting earlier, he said the win in Sg Pelek was significant to the party as it was a Malay-majority constituency.
A Chinese Pakatan Harapan candidate from DAP contested there against a Chinese candidate from Perikatan Nasional, and DAP’s win showed that the candidate had the support of Malays as well, who accounted for 60 percent of voters there, he said.
DAP, which is in the Pakatan Harapan coalition, won 46 seats out of the 47 seats it contested for in the recently concluded elections in six states. It won 15 seats in Selangor, 11 seats in Negeri Sembilan, one in Kedah, and 19 in Penang.
Loke also announced that the Penang government will have one UMNO state assemblyman in the state executive council. He said the decision was made at the CEC meeting today. Also in the PH coalition, PKR won 7 seats, BN 2 and Amanah 1. The Opposition coalition party, PN, comprising PAS and Bersatu won 11 seats.
Penang’s Chief Minister has already been sworn in and the other states are expected to follow suit in the next few days, he said.