Sunday, March 2, 2008

SUNDAY-2ND MARCH 2008-Kit Siang says DAP hopes to win three MP and five states seats

DAP hopes to win three MP and five state seats: Kit Siang

The Barisan Nasional (BN) manifesto is “ridiculous” and gives the people nothing to aspire towards, said DAP Advisor Lim Kit Siang.
He said the BN’s focus on security, peace and prosperity are issues that do not need emphasis in a manifesto as they are basic aspects that should be addressed by any Government in the world. “At least in 2004, their manifesto was more creative and inspirational. They were pushing for Cemerlang, Gemilang dan Terbilang excellence, glory and renown),” he said at a press conference after a public talk with supporters in Inanam near here, yesterday. “This is something to aspire to achieve, and to do that you must first achieve these basic goals (security, peace and prosperity. “It is a good thing if they were serious (in 2004’ ,but in the end it was all just tembirang (big talk. This election’s manifesto brings them down to lower goals,” he said.
Lim also charged that the BN’s publication of its manifesto contravenes with election by-laws as the published copies do not carry any information on where the copies were printed. The copies issued violates the election by-laws and because of this, all the BN candidates can be disqualified, according to him.
To a question, Lim said he believed a police report on the alleged infringement was made yesterday but stressed that the issue at hand is a matter of principle. He called for the withdrawal of millions copies that had been distributed and print of re-issues
On DAP’s chances in Sabah, Lim said they are hoping to secure at least three parliamentary and five State seats come polling day on March 8.
“If we win more I would be the happiest man, but we have to be realistic, I am asking (the electorate) to give us 10 (seats), or at least fivewe are asking the people of Sabah to decide,” he said.
Also present at the event were DAP parliamentary candidates Hiew King Cheu (Kota Kinabalu) and Edward Ewol Mujie (Sepanggar) and State candidates Fung Kong Win (Luyang), Steven Jimbangan (Kepayan), Joan Goh Penn Nee (Likas) and Jeffrey Kumin