Gadek is a state seat located within the Alor Gajah parliamentary seat. It is arguably our most difficult state seat as our candidate, G Saminathan won the seat with only 41.7% of the vote. The BN MIC and PAS candidates secured 38.7% and 17.7% of the vote respectively. The majority was a razor thin 307 votes. The state seat comprises of 59.9% Malays, 23.6% Chinese and 16.1% Indians.
Sami is the only Indian representative in the Melaka state assembly, and since winning in 2018, he has been exemplary in helping and serving many of the rural poor in his constituency.
Your support will play a crucial role for the DAP to retain Gadek against the fierce competition from BN and PN.
“I would like to donate RM50 to the campaign in Gadek to make sure DAP and Pakatan Harapan can win in a most difficult rural seat and secure a multi-racial representation in the Melaka state assembly.”
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.