DAP senior leader Lim Kit Siang today told MCA not to “spin” on the percentage of votes obtained from Sungai Limau’s Chinese community during the last general election.
He said the Barisan Nasional party component lied when they said only 10% of the Chinese voted for Barisan Nasional (BN).
"According to the DAP analysis, BN received 45% of Chinese votes and PAS received 55%," he said, adding that out of 1,842 Chinese voters, 1,400 turned up to cast their ballots.
"MCA is trying to mislead the public about the Chinese community's support for the party.
"They are doing this so that when polling day comes and they get higher votes, they can claim the Chinese have swung back to them," he said.
The Chinese make up 6% of the voters in Sungai Limau.
BN recently announced an allocation of RM2.5 million to three Chinese schools in the area, in their bid to win over the Chinese. It also pledged RM200,000 to the Sungai Limau Chinese school foundation. - November 2, 2013.