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Mahathir is most admired man in Malaysia

  • Mahathir tops the list with 15% of votes, followed by Bill Gates and Jackie Chan. Najib is 15th. Photo courtesy: Bernama
  • The youth wings of seven local Chinese associations have joined hands to launch the "UndiRabu" free bus program to help voters go back to their hometowns to vote. Photo courtesy: Sin Chew Daily
  • PKR's Sim Tze Tzi: Middle voters are kingmakers. Photo courtesy: Sin Chew Daily

PETALING JAYA, Apr 13 (MySinchew) -- The following are the highlights of the 14th general elections for the day:

TUN DR MAHATHIR Mohamad is the most admired man among Malaysians according to a survey conducted by UK research firm YouGov.

The Pakatan Harapan chairman tops the list with 15% of votes, followed by Bill Gates (8.30%) and Jackie Chan (7.70%). Anwar Ibrahim is eighth with 5.30% of votes while prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak only manages 2.50% at 15th.

As for most admired women, singer Siti Nurhaliza tops with 14.10%, followed by Tun Dr Siti Hasmah with 10.10%. Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor is at 25th (1.00%).

THE YOUTH WINGS of seven local Chinese associations have joined hands to launch the "UndiRabu" free bus program to help voters go back to their hometowns to vote on May 9.

So far seven buses have been arranged to ply the routes JB-Melaka, JB-Seremban, JB-KL, KL-Kuantan, KL-Kota Bharu, KL-JB and KL-Melaka.

PENANG CHIEF MINISTER Lim Guan Eng said if Pakatan Harapan were to win the 14th general elections at federal level, the new government would fully abolish the first Penang Bridge tolls.

PKR STRATEGY DIRECTOR Sim Tze Tzin pointed out that middle voters would be the kingmakers in the coming general elections.

He told Sin Chew Daily even tough Malay votes were the most important determinant, Chinese voters in predominantly Malay rural areas could also be "kingmakers".

SELANGOR DAP HAS finalized 15 of its 16 candidates for the 14th general elections, with the only exception of Sungai Pelek state assembly seat.

The party won all the 15 state seats it contested in 2013.

UTM'S DR MAZLAN Ali pointed out during a forum on the "Malay tsunami" that former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was very familiar with the mentality of rural voters and Felda settlers, and his effects on these people could never be played down.

To understand Mahathir's impact on rural areas, Mazlan personally attended Mahathir's four ceramahs and found that he managed to draw huge crowds of Malays at these rallies.

 

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