By Kuek Ser Kuang Keng

Despite Chinese storm, Puad set to retain Batu Pahat

GE13 WATCH JOHOR "My son is going to university, how can I not support the opposition?" said an excited middle-aged Chinese man, pointing at his teenage son who sat at the other side of the table, wearing the uniform of Chinese High School, a prominent independent secondary school in Batu Pahat.

He was referring to Pakatan Rakyat's manifesto which promises to abolish the National Higher Education Fund (PTPTN).

He was one of the 500-strong Chinese-majority crowd at a food court in Batu Pahat town centre waiting for PKR director of strategy Rafizi Ramli to give his speech late afternoon yesterday.