More talk of DAP’s Kit Siang con­test­ing in Penang

The Star Malaysia - - Nation - By ARNOLD LOH arnold.loh@thes­tar.com.my

GE­ORGE TOWN: Talk that DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang might con­test a seat in Penang has re-ig­nited, with his ad­dress in the elec­toral roll traced to the state.

The on­line voter reg­is­tra­tion checker (http://daf­tarj.spr.gov.my) showed that Kit Siang’s vot­ing ad­dress is in Kinta Lane which comes un­der the Tan­jong par­lia­men­tary and Kom­tar state seats.

This has sparked off heated spec­u­la­tion that Kit Siang, who is the Ge­lang Patah MP in Jo­hor, will con­test in Penang in the next gen­eral elec­tion.

In May, party sec­re­tary-gen­eral and Chief Min­is­ter Lim Guan Eng was re­ported to have told an on­line por­tal that his fa­ther would not be con­test­ing in Penang “for sure”.

Penang DAP vice-chair­man Zairil Khir Jo­hari, how­ever, claimed that Kit Siang’s elec­toral ad­dress had al­ways been in Penang since 1986.

He said Kit Siang had never changed his elec­toral ad­dress since he con­tested and won the Kam­pung Ko­lam state and Tan­jung par­lia­men­tary seats in 1986.

“He is now the Ge­lang Patah MP . To con­test a par­lia­men­tary seat, one doesn’t have to move the elec­toral ad­dress. “The ad­dress only needs to be within a state if one is con­test­ing a state seat,’’ Zairil, who is the Bukit Ben­dera MP, pointed out.

On talk that the DAP ad­viser will be moved to con­test in Penang to give him “an eas­ier time”, Khairil re­torted: “When has Kit Siang ever wanted an easy win?”

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