GEORGE TOWN: Pakatan Harapan (PH) deputy president Lim Guan Eng said he was aware of eight “vulnerable” Penang state seats that were being targeted by Barisan Nasional (BN) in the upcoming general election.
As a result, Lim reminded all PH candidates in Penang not to be overconfident by thinking they can win their seats with minimal effort or without putting up a fight at all.
“I heard BN wants to ‘makan’ eight Penang state seats from Pakatan.
“There is no such thing as ‘sure win’ seats.
“There is only hard work when it comes to winning and there is no substitute for that,” he told candidates and members of PH component parties during the launch of the coalition’s manifesto at the Penang Chinese Town Hall here today.
“We cannot take our seats for granted. Please show your commitment and seriousness in winning.”
Lim did not, however, name the eight “vulnerable” state seats said to have been targeted by BN.
He then turned the tables on the state opposition saying that PH was equally confident it could win the three parliamentary seats held by the BN and five out of the 11 state seats not under PH.
“We will defend our seats and in turn, we will win those eight BN seats, too,” he said, again without naming any of the seats he had his eye on.
In the 2013 general election, DAP won 19 state seats, PKR 10, BN-Umno 10 and PAS 1. As for the parliamentary seats, DAP won 7, PKR 3 and BN-Umno 3.
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