is the only Malay majority state seat in the Kota Melaka parliamentary constituency. It comprises of 60.3% Malays, 34.5% Chinese and 4.8% Indians. Our candidate, Damien Yeo won the seat with 49.2% of the vote cast, against BN MCA (30.5%) and PAS (18.9%).
Damien has carried out his role as a state assemblyman diligently and has invested time and effort in breaking new ground with the many Malay kampungs within his constituency. The ‘Duyong Cultural Festival’ which he had initiated and organised was sorely missed by the people during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.
Your support will help the DAP retain this marginal seat and allow us to continue to make in-roads into winning Malay support for a multi-racial Malaysia.
“I would like to donate RM50 to the campaign in Duyong to make sure the Duyong Cultural Festival will return bigger and even more popular under the DAP and Pakatan Harapan.”
Donate to support the campaign in our marginal seats
The Melaka state election is not an election we wanted as we battle to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.
Unfortunately the ruling Perikatan Nasional government dominated by UMNO and Bersatu decided to dissolve the Melaka state assembly in order to avoid the loss of confidence and power in the state.
We are hence forced to contest this election to both defend our seats, and seek a mandate for Pakatan Harapan to win back Melaka, as we did in 2018 before being unscrupulously removed from power via the treacherous Sheraton Move in 2020.
For the DAP, we won 8 seats under Pakatan Harapan in 2018, 4 of which were marginal seats. They are Pengakalan Batu, Gadek, Duyong and Bemban. We will be contesting in the same 8 seats in this state election.
Therefore, we call upon all Malaysians to help us defend these 4 marginal seats which will contribute significantly towards helping Pakatan Harapan re-take the Melaka state government. Your support will make a big difference towards whether we are able to retain these seats, as well as to defeat the unscrupulous and incompetent UMNO and Bersatu government in Melaka.
Our success in Melaka will serve as an important stepping stone towards regaining federal power at the next general election expected at the end of next year.