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“Pakatan to target 12 parliament seats from the non-BN fixed deposit states to win Putrajaya” – Lim Kit Siang


Lim-Kit-Siang-Slider---2March 31 – Lim Kit Siang has outlined his strategy of Pakatan Rakyat capturing Putra Jaya by targeting 12 parliament seats in non-BN fixed deposit states to win Putra Jaya in the forthcoming GE 13.

He also targets Pakatan victory for 33 seats out of 83 parliament seats in the BN fixed deposit states of Johor, Sabah and Sarawak.

In a statement issued in his blog Lim Kit Siang further said “If Pakatan can successfully defend the 80 parliamentary seats it won in the non-fixed deposit states in Peninsular Malaysia in GE12 and the Kuala Terengganu by-election, and if Pakatan can win 33 additional seats in the three BN fixed deposit states of Johor, Sabah and Sarawak, then Pakatan would exceed the magic number of 112 needed to form the Federal Government”


Pakatan needs to win 12 more seats from BN fixed deposit states

“However, Pakatan can only win with a good and comfortable majority if we can win at least 125 parliamentary seats in 13GE, comprising say 45 seats for PKR and 40 seats each for DAP and PAS. To reach the 125 seat (or a 28 seat majority) target, Pakatan needs to win 12 more parliament seats from the non BN-fixed deposit states” he pointed out.

On the possible seat Pakatan can take back from BN, Lim clarified: “There were a total of 25 parliament seats which the BN won less than 55% of the popular vote (not including Kuala Terengganu). There is at least one of these BN marginal seats in every one of the non BN fixed deposit seats. Pakatan will target to win half of these seats. The 12 marginal seats which Pakatan can realistically win include Arau in Perlis; Alor Setar in Kedah; Kuala Nerus in Terengganu; Larut, Kuala Kangsar, Kampar and Lumut in Perak, Bentong, Raub and Jerantut in Pahang, Sabak Bernam and Pandan in Selangor, Rembau in Negri Sembilan and Bukit Katil in Melaka.”

“The other marginal BN seats which are in our sights are Dungun in Terengganu; Jerlun in Kedah; Padang Rengas, Tambun, Parit, Tapah, Pasir Salak and Bagan Datok in Perak; Temerloh in Pahang; Sepang in Selangor; and Jempol in Negeri Sembilan” Lim said.

Lim also said that the Battle for Gelang Patah has already sent out political ripples to nearby seats in Southern Johor. We will see it spread to the rest of Johor in the coming weeks.

“This groundswell will also emerge in the other non BN fixed deposit states in Peninsular Malaysia and will send the Pakatan to power in Putrajaya and Najib to a newfound position as the leader of the opposition, which also may be a short lived position for him. No wonder then that Najib is too ‘kiasu’ and ‘kiasi’ to dissolve Parliament as he knows that his time as the 6th Prime Minister is coming to an end and that even his time as BN opposition leader after the 13th general election will be a short lived one” Lim Kit Siang concluded.