Khairy: Tok Mat to win big in Rantau

Khairy: Tok Mat to win big in Rantau

RANTAU POLLS RANTAU: Rembau MP Khairy Jamaluddin of Umno is expecting his acting party president Mohamad Hassan to win big in Rantau.

“Looks like a big win,” he said on Twitter.

The tweet alone received 179 retweets and304 likes.

Twitter user S Ismael in support to Khairy responded, “Salam ECRL, Salam 3-0”.

ECRL refers to the federal government’s shorter East Coast Rail Link with lesser cost whereas 3-0 refers to Rantau delivering a hattrick victory to BN after Cameron Highlands and Semenyih by election.

Another user Muhammad Izhar stated that Pakatan was not expected to win this by-election.

“I am expecting Tok Mat to win with a 60% majority vote,” he added.

Another user who tweets at @Anemayor said certain parties would credit the win to the use of race and religion card.

In a subsequent tweet, Khairy pointed out that Mohamad received support across ethnic lines which he saw as a sign for BN to regained mixed constituencies.

“Based on stream (saluran) results it’s not just Malay. #Rantau showing decent cross-ethnic support for BN @tokmatn9.

“This is possibly more significant than Cameron Highlands & Semenyih. Of course there’s only one Tok Mat, but it means BN can recover in mixed constituencies.”

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