They were clapping enthusiastically when it was the turn of BN candidate Mat Hassan to deliver his speech.
Earlier, I talked a bit with one of them and she turned out to be a resident of the housing estate.
She said her friends are also locals.
From what she told me, Mat Hassan really shouldn't worry about getting votes from the Indian community as he had done a lot for them in the 14 years he was the Negeri Sembilan MB and Rantau assemblyman.
Well, that's good news for Mat Hassan.
I know that many BN supporters were worried that their candidate may not get votes from the non-Malays but in this case I believe that Mat Hassan is going to get quite a lot of votes from among the Indian voters in Rantau.
In fact, I think Mat Hassan may even get quite a few votes from among the Chinese voters too.
The demographics of the Rantau constituency is Malay 53.43%; Chinese 18.81%; Indian 27.01%; B/P Sabah 0.18%; B/P Sarawak 0.13%; Orang Asli (Pen. Msia) 0.01%; Others 0.42%.
Mat Hassan's speech last night was rather normal. I have seen similar speeches by him at YouTube.
So, I decided not to wait for the end of his speech and left for Rantau town where Anwar Ibrahim was having his ceramah.
There was quite a bit of jam as the ceramah was held in the middle of town.
I only caught the tail end of his speech and even that was from the car while stuck in the jam.
Anwar was shouting "reformasi" for the closing of his speech which I found awkward.
His side is the government now la. What reformasi he was shouting for?
Well, never mind.
Here's a nice video of the Rantau campaign,
I'm going to Rantau again later today.