Lim warns Selangor may slip from Pakatan Rakyat

By The Star

PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Rakyat may lose Selangor in the next general election if they are not united.

DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang said there were many people who believed that Pakatan Rakyat “could not lose control and power” in Selangor in the next general election.

“Can Umno and Barisan Nasional win back Selangor in next general election? Is Pakatan Rakyat government in Selangor impregnable and invincible?” said Lim when opening the Selangor DAP ordinary convention here on Sunday.

Groups aligned to Selangor assembly speaker Teng Chang Khim and Seputeh MP Teresa Kok are fighting for votes in the Selangor DAP polls.

Lim said Pakatan should take note of PAS’ win in Terengganu in the 1999 general election, only to subsequently lose in the next general election in 2004.

He said former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had meant Selangor when he told reporters that Barisan Nasional could win back one or two states from Pakatan because “Pakatan was in shambles”.

“It is no secret that Mahathir meant Selangor when he mentioned ‘one or two states’ which Barisan Nasional could wrest from Pakatan in the next general election,” said Lim.