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GE15 won't do opposition any favours, says Melaka DAP

Vice-chairman Khoo Poay Tiong says it will be difficult for the party to campaign during the flood season, and that the state election was held just last year.

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A man ride his bicycle beneath strings of Pakatan Harapan flags at the Portuguese Settlement in Melaka ahead of the state election last November.
A man ride his bicycle beneath strings of Pakatan Harapan flags at the Portuguese Settlement in Melaka ahead of the state election last November.

Melaka DAP acknowledges that holding the 15th general election (GE15) now will not give an advantage to the opposition, vice-chairman Khoo Poay Tiong said today.

The Kota Melaka MP said the opposition was facing a big challenge as GE15 would be held during the flood season, thus making it difficult for the party to campaign.

"Indeed, to hold an election during the floods is going to be a challenge and a disadvantage to the opposition parties.

"The Melaka state election was held just last year, and in less than a year, we have to face GE15, so of course it is not favourable for us in terms of resources, especially our machinery," he told a press conference today.

Meanwhile, he voiced hope that the distribution of seats among Pakatan Harapan component parties could be resolved before the Deepavali celebration on Oct 24.

He said Melaka DAP chairman Damian Yeo Shen Li had formed a committee to gather the names of candidates to be fielded in GE15 for consideration by the party leadership.

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