Lim (second left), with Ling on his right, and others inspect the four-wheel drive vehicle to be used by DAP during the campaign period of the 11th state election.
MIRI: Pakatan Harapan (PH), through its component parties, aims to win at least 28 seats in the upcoming 11th state election.
Gelang Patah MP Lim Kit Siang said should this materialise, it would be a history in Sarawak politics.
“I’m not involved in the PH discussion and negotiations for the Sarawak election, but I’m glad to be informed that a one-to-one electoral contest has been agreed among the three PH parties.
“Thus, I hope this electoral accord reached by the three PH parties could hold in Sarawak election period – from nomination to polling day – and be the basis of greater political cooperation for PH-allied parties in the 14th general election, which must be held by 2018,” he told reporters during a press conference at DAP Miri election office in Miri Marina Square 2 yesterday.
Lim – a DAP veteran – said PH Sarawak leaders would announce their candidates for the state election.
“I hope that the DAP candidates in nine state constituencies, which I will be visiting over the next three days, would do well on May 7.”
The nine are Mulu (in Baram), Pakan (Julau), Repok and Meradong (Sarikei), Bukit Assek and Pelawan (Sibu) as well as Piasau, Senadin and Pujut (Miri).
At the same time, Lim also called on state Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem to lead his team to an election result that would be clean, fair and democratic – one that could be the pride of Malaysia and the world.
“Let the 11th Sarawak election be a clean, fair and democratic one.
“There is not a single person, whether in Sarawak or Malaysia, who doubts Adenan’s capability of returning as the chief minister of Sarawak.
“As far as formation of the next Sarawak government is concerned, nobody would dare to say that the state BN could be denied and defeated.”
The only question, he pointed out, was whether Adenan could attain a two-thirds majority in the state assembly, which means winning at least 54 seats.
“I do not believe there are many who would dare to claim that the state BN could win less than 50 out of 82 state seats.”
State DAP secretary Alan Ling was also present at the press conference.