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Umno: Kit Siang must admit he’s not defending Gelang Patah

 | August 9, 2017

Penang Umno leader Muhammad Farid Saad says DAP parliamentary leader's updated details in latest electoral roll show he is moving seats.

Muhammad-Farid-Saad-lim-kit-siang-ge14-1GEORGE TOWN: DAP’s parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang must come clean over a rumour that he might be contesting in Penang in the next general election (GE14), a Penang Umno leader said today.

Muhammad Farid Saad said the people of Gelang Patah who voted him as MP in the last polls, had the right to know if Lim was moving to a new seat.

This follows screenshots of Lim’s voting district change from Johor to Penang on the electoral roll being widely-shared on social media recently.

“In my opinion, it is very unfair to Gelang Patah voters. But if he is indeed leaving Johor, he then has a duty to at least say goodbye, not just abscond.

“Lim should come clean and his son and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, too, must be brave enough to admit his father’s likely departure from Johor.

“History has shown Kit Siang to have made Malaysia his political playground. Ikut suka hati sahaja (‘doing whatever he wishes’),” Farid told FMT.

Checks by FMT showed that Kit Siang is now a voter for the Tanjung parliamentary constituency and the Komtar state constituency, which is the urban seat where George Town is located.


His polling district is listed as Kinta Lane, which is not far away from the old state DAP headquarters on Jalan Talipon.

Lim, 75, is no stranger to Penang politics, having served as state assemblyman for Kampong Kolam from 1986 to 1990 and Padang Kota from 1990 to 1995.

Lim also held the Tanjung MP seat for three terms from 1986 to 1999.

He has served in the legislative assemblies of five states in total, having been an assemblyman and MP in Melaka, Selangor and Perak as well.

In the last general election, held on May 5, 2013, Kit Siang beat former Johor menteri besar Abdul Ghani Othman to win the Gelang Patah seat.

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