Malaysia's 13th General Election in 2013 points to a bifurcated Malaysia socio-political landscape. Very simply, it is ‘urban for Pakatan’ (the opposition coalition) and ‘rural for UMNO-BN’ (the long-ruling coalition).
The recent announcement of an unprecedented midweek polling day, Wednesday 9th May 2018 for the 14th General Election is contentious. The worry in the political contest is that outstation voters are affected. They work in the bigger urban areas (the Klang Valley, Johor Bahru, Penang and Singapore) and they tend to be opposition supporters. These voters need to travel some distance intra or inter-state or further including from Peninsular to East Malaysia to return home to vote.
Khor Reports' data map below shows selected indicators from PLUS and Waze for festive season travel hot spots. In addition, we provide some popular estimates for key outstation voter and resident segments. We expect to update and upgrade this map.
READ our commentary piece released by Channel News Asia, 13 Apr 2018. The map graphic illustrates key data points referred therein.
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