Pakatan hopes to bag 11 states in general election
PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Rakyat has set its sights on controlling 11 states in the next general election, said DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang.
He said Pakatan had decided on three targets to retain Penang, Kedah, Kelantan and Selangor; win back Perak; and form governments in Johor, Negri Sembilan, Malacca, Pahang, Terengganu and Perlis.
Dubbing the upcoming election as the “battle of the century”, Lim said it was not just state governments but federal power that would be at stake.
He said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak was fully aware of the stakes involved and that a “5% swing in votes” would see Pakatan taking over Putrajaya.
“This is why Najib reminded the Selayang Umno division today (Saturday) that in a general election there is no such thing as a runner-up,” he said in his speech during a dinner in Teluk Intan on Saturday night. The speech was posted on his blog and copies sent to the media.
Lim claimed this was why Umno and Barisan leaders were “so panicky” about the Bersih 2.0 rally, fearing it might be more successful than the first.
tunku : it is very simple, if lim kit siang is confidence that they can take over Putrajaya why want to have the illegal "bersih" rally then? who is acting panic here, the BN or the pakatan? i am sure pakatan will get more support if they do not stage this stupid illegal rally. this rally is just to create tense so that government will have to divert their attention to this rally than developing and administrating the country well and at the same time hoping it will turn another egypt.WAKE UP PEOPLE, we are not like egypt and we are doing well now. do not put this country in the dogs(pakatan) hand.we will be in chaos.for lim kit siang info, this time there are more anti "bersih" rally voices than the previous one. dap is hoping this rally to turn out as a battle ground.at the end it is the Malay lost.think about it.this is dap's dirty agenda.