The Perak DAP intends to field more Malay candidates including Islamic scholars in the next general election, Perak DAP chairman Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham said today.
He said the political trend in the country had changed tremendously and showed that DAP continued to be accepted by voters, especially the Malays. "In the 1990s, voters especially Malays were scared of DAP to the extent of taking it out on the party's flag and posters.
"But everything has changed now. Malay voters are eager to register as DAP members and set up new branches, in which they are the majority members," he told reporters after the launch of the Kampung Ayer Tawar DAP branch here.
During the event, Kampung Ayer Tawar DAP branch pro-tem chairman Ahmad Ikram Abdul Karim, 45, submitted 53 membership applications, comprising Malay men and women - Agencies.