Malaysia GE13: BN says it was way off Chinese vote target in Selangor
SHAH ALAM: Malaysia's ruling coalition Barisan Nasional says it managed to win as little as just 5 per cent of the Chinese votes it had been aiming to achieve in Selangor in the recent general election, a failure that played a key role in its loss in the state.
BN's strategy was to gain 60 per cent support from the ethnic Malay community in Selangor, 30% from the Chinese and 60% from the Indians, said Selangor BN election deputy director Mohd Zin Mohamed.
Support from Malay supporters had increased to between 65 per cent and 75 per cent but support from the Indian community was only around 40 per cent, he said, according to The New Straits Times.
"What's more shocking is the rejection and the decline in the support from the Chinese community were too obvious as we only managed to achieve between five to 15 per cent from the actual target," he said.
In the May 5 polls, BN won 12 out of 56 state seats and five out of 22 parliamentary seats in Selangor.