JOHOR BAHARU, April 10 – There appears to be no end to the squabbling between the DAP and PKR on seat allocation in Johor. Following the DAP giving up the Segamat parliamentary seat to PKR, now the Johor Jaya state seat has become a subject of tussle between the two parties.
Today DAP advisor Lim Kit Siang(pic), writing in his blog, said the DAP would be contesting seven parliamentary seats and 15 state seats in Johor, including Johor Jaya despite Johor PKR deputy chairman Dr Ahmad Faidhi Saidi earlier having claimed that Johor Jaya belonged to them.
Yesterday, PKR de facto leader Datuk Anwar Ibrahim had announced that Johor PKR chairman Datuk Chua Jui Meng, who had to give up the Gelang Patah parliamentary seat to Kit Siang, would contest the Segamat seat while today Kit Siang named DAPSY assistant secretary for publicity, Liow Cai Tung, 27, as its candidate for Johor Jaya. Johor PKR executive secretary R. Yunesvawaran was adamant that Johor Jaya belonged to PKR.
“What is stated in blogs is not official. We will have to wait for Chua (jui Meng) to make an official announcement,” he said when contacted by Bernama. Dr Ahmad Faidhi had previously said PKR’s legal bureau head Jimmy Puah would be contesting Johor Jaya.