Despite threats of backlash, Orang Asli voted DAP

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BERSIH TRIBUNAL Despite alleged threats that he would have his access to free healthcare and free education taken away, and despite not knowing of any other political party other than the BN, an Orang Asli from Pahang did the unexpected on polling day: he voted for DAP.

He is Zainal Kaptar, a first-time voter from a remote village in Kuala Lipis, Pahang.

Zainal told the People's Tribunal on GE13 yesterday evening that the candidate for the Cameron Highlands parliamentary seat, G Palanivel, "warned" that education and hospital fees would no longer be free for the indigenous villagers if their votes went to DAP...

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