DAP wants more seats in next polls

(The Star) – DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said the party is seeking three more parliamentary and 10 extra state seats in Penisular Malaysia for the next general election.

Lim said Pakatan Rakyat partners PKR and PAS should agree to this if they recognised DAP’s loyalty to the Opposition coalition.

“We take pride in our party’s growth and expansion throughout the years with full collaboration from our Pakatan partners,” he said in his policy speech during the 16th DAP National Congress here Saturday.

Lim, who is also Penang Chief Minister, said Pakatan leaders in Sabah and Sarawak should handle the seat negotiations on their own.

DAP is holding its elections at this congress and results for the 20 central executive committee positions are expected to be announced around 6pm.

The two-day congress is being attended by about 2,500 delegates, who began voting around noon.