(Photo from malaysiakini)

It looks like DAP 2nd line supremo Lim Guan Eng is set to contest in Penang (he said so here), and speculation says he will contest in Bukit Gelugor, the constituency where I vote, where my 73 mother will vote, too. Though government “servants” they were, both my parents had never voted for BN. When we lived in Kuantan in the 70s, they voted for Parti Rakyat. Of course my parents were “threatened” to vote for BN “or else you wouldn’t get a pay rise or your pension”. They were not deterred by these threats.

As for Bukit Gelugor, to be honest, I’d very much prefer Karpal Singh, who despite his physical inabilities and ultra busy schedule, continues to play his role in Parliament. He was in the forefront, too, when the controversy over the Penang Outer Ring Road arose. Bukit Gelugorians will remember him fondly for this. If he were not there, his sons would be. Now, where was Guan Eng all the time? Even when he was not MP, Karpal Singh had a lot to say and do around the area.

A ‘safe seat’ proves nothing!

But then again, I heard he would want another ‘safe seat’ in Bagan, formerly held by DAP loyalist Lim Hock Seng. Another really down to earth MP. I don’t think he will take it too lightly if his seat was wrested away from him.

I believe if Guan Eng really wants to do something for Penang people, as he said in his press conference, he should really take on Chief Minister Koh Tsu Koon. He’d do Penangnites a great favour if he could oust Koh, often seen, nay always seen, as an Umno stooge. Coz this time around in Penang, the fight is really between DAP and UMNO, via the Gerakan. Guan Eng after all did say he wants to end “Umno Dominance”.

It proves nothing if Guan Eng merely wants a ‘safe seat’. It’s time Guan Eng and DAP really prove their worth by taking on UMNO head-on, which means toppling Koh, where ever he stands.

17 responses »

  1. tswern says:

    Guan Eng would contest in Bagan. Karpal remains in Bukit Gelugor.

  2. limpeh says:

    you’re out of your mind if you think lim guan eng is capable to oust koh hsu koon…c’mon, be logical la…he’s from mlk, an ex MP like more than5 years….does he stand a chance? i bet you know the answer so stop blogging about worthless things…or mayb you can suggest a Keadialn member to take on koh hsu koon instead?why not?

  3. frankie says:

    Bagan is a safe seat for him, would have prefered if he can stand in Bkt Bendera or Batu Kawan, both are BN seats.

  4. historian says:

    Remember what happened when Lim Kit Siong took on Lim Chong u ? come on, give penang people a break! give DAP a break!

  5. katataknak says:

    I vote in Gelugor. Doesn’t matter, Guan Eng or Karpal, I’d vote them same as I voted Karpal last time around.

  6. nomination just 3 days away, anything can happen. who knows he switch to bukit bendera, or batu kawan to give koh a big surprise ??

  7. “limpeh Says”

    remember the legendary LKS ? he contested in melaka, pj, png where along the way he defeated koh and ousted chong eu! of course, the onslaught was stopped by chia, and in fact chia is the “only BN” that defeats LKS – which make him a hero higher than the tikus koh.

  8. multidimid says:

    The latest update:
    DAP is fielding 3 new faces in Penang namely; Jeff Ooi (Jelutong), Liew Chin Tong (Bukit Bendera) and Prof Dr P. Ramasamy (Batu Kawan) against Dr Koh Tzu Koon, which will be the Battle Royal in Penang – a David and Goliath match perhaps for Ramasamy.
    Meanwhile trouble is brewing up in DAP Pahang where DAP chief Lip Tuck Chee tendered his resignation, only to withdraw it four hours later. “The candidates for the Pahang seats have been decided but there was a jostle for the Teras assembly seat that has been assigned to me,” he said, However, after a phone call around 8pm by party secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, Lip agreed to remain as state chief. More details & pics at
    and the tentative line-up in DAP Selangor

  9. Dhavati says:

    Guan Eng said that Lim Hock Seng willing to sacrifice for the party, making way for him to contest in Bagan . Why must he contest in Penang ?What has he done for Penang ? He and the Lim Senior the same ‘pangsa’.
    Vote for DAP yes, but the Lim Sr & Jr……..sigh.

  10. AlexChiue says:

    That’s great,finally Guan Eng choose Bagan.I’ll ask my family member and all the friends vote at Bagan to give fully support for Guan Eng.Hope Guan Eng will sit for BAGAN DALAM State seat as well.
    Guan Eng you’ll win.

  11. kittykat46 says:

    I don’t go for “Clash of the Titans” fights, where the only possible outcome is one or the other gets killed off. Its great for punters, not good for the development of democratic representation.

    Lim Guan Eng also needs to be a strategic leader for the overall DAP campaign, not get transfixed in a Kill or Be Killed fight with Koh Tsu Koon.

  12. wits0 says:

    Maybe Ah Koon isn’t so mighty and perhaps LGE has to prove himself.

  13. matterofchoice2008 says:

    Time to vote for Jeff Ooi and the Opposition. Exercise your right now!!

    TAK NAK TO ………….

    We need the check and balance for good governance.
    Please do your part. Please call upon all friends and relatives to vote for the Opposition.
    We need to send the right candidates to parliment to voice up for us.
    Penang and Jelutong voters, we need more supports to reject BN parasites going into the Parliment.

  14. Penangnite abroad says:

    I have always been a supporter of DAP all my adult years. I remember in my younger days, I never missed DAP ceramahs. I dont care who represented DAP, my vote has always been for the opposition. Today, I share with all my fellow Malaysians the joy of seeing victory for the Party. Though I am residing in U.S., my heart is still for Penang and for DAP. My family and friends never stopped sending emails with news update on the party’s progress.

    CONGRATULATIONS !!!! YB Lim Kit Siang, Kapal Singh and all the old heroes and young heroes as well.

    Lim Guan Eng, you deserve the Chief Minister seat. I know you will do a good job. You have shown all Malaysians your dignity and integrity which many of the BN candidates dont have, especially Pak Lah.

    Unfortunately the PM only cares for his and his family’s interests. He is sitting on a golden goose and enjoying life at all Malaysians’ expense than showing the world that he is doing his job.

    HURRAY TO DAP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DAP BETUL BETUL BOLEH.

    May God continue to shower his blessings on DAP and guide all Penangnites and Malaysians in the right path for the name of DEMOCRACY !!!!

  15. Lampar says:

    If LGE take on Koh, he will beat him out with vast majority, this umno stooge is no darling to Penang voters except AAB n his racist gangs.

  16. wits0 says:

    Ah Koon may be a good loser compare with others in the umno but he was a lousy disappointment for years. He was made for Gerakan, the neither here nor there pretension.

  17. alfred says:

    I just want to share my view to u guys.
    There is this little boy from young pamper by his parents.They could give him whatever he wishes.You name it.Money,toys,power,rights…..etc.He is always top prority to anything he ask for.When he grown up to adult,he very egostic,he like expensive car,women,and gamble and spend all his parent entire money like nobody busineess.Until 1 final day,his parent have no other choice and wanted him to stop this nonsence because the parent know that he may use all their money with nothing left.
    The question is do you think this young men would change over night to safeguard their parent money & properties?
    Brother,we have no much time left before we can see reform.After 51 years in power,imagine we kept doing the same mistake.Do you think we should give him a chance to change over the new leaf?You decide…..

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