Gerakan president Mah Siew Keong told DAP not to use redelineation exercise by Election Commission (EC) as an excuse to call for a snap election in the opposition-led states.
DAP’s attempt to call for a snap election in Penang last August was overruled by PKR one of their allies in Pakatan Harapan (PH).
“Don’t use the redelineation exercise as an excuse to hold a snap election, that is not right way.
“However, if DAP insists on calling for the snap election, Gerakan is always prepared to face the challenge,” he told reporters after opening the Malaysian International Agriculture Technology Exhibition at the Melaka International Trade Centre in Ayer Keroh, Melaka today.
When asked about the redelineation exercise which saw the proposed removal of Bachang state constituency from Bukit Katil parliamentary constituency and to be placed under the Kota Melaka parliamentary constituency, Mah said Gerakan would submit its objection on the recommendation made by the EC.
He said this was because Bachang used to have 28,000 registered voters, but when placed under the new parliamentary constituency, it would have only 23,000 registered voters.
In the 13th general election, Lim Jak Wong of DAP defeated Gerakan’s candidate Chua Lian Chye with a majority of 2,672 vote.