DAP: Pakatan can retain Penang

(The Star) – DAP is optimistic that Pakatan Rakyat can retain control over Penang if its members continue to work hard by building on the momentum it had gained after the 2008 general election.

Penang DAP chairman Chow Kon Yeow said the next general election would be different for the alliance as it would be the first time that DAP, PAS and PKR would be defending instead of winning over electoral seats.

“We will go all out to ensure that our mission in defending Penang can be accomplished,” Chow said.

Chow, who is the Tanjong MP and Padang Kota assemblyman, claimed that the people here know that Pakatan was working hard for them and that they had addressed all issues raised by the electorate here.

Chow said this after a ceremony to launch the mobilisation of the Tanjong DAP election machinery.

“It will be a challenge for us to repeat or better our performance (in the 2008 election).”

In 2008, DAP won 19 state seats, PKR nine and PAS one, while Barisan Nasional won 11 seats.