Pakatan has psychological edge over BN

BN’s scare tactics is an admission of fear of Pakatan’s growing strength, claims Penang DAP.

Athi Shankar, FMT

GEORGE TOWN: With the 13th general election just weeks away, Pakatan Rakyat has already claimed a psychological political victory over Barisan Nasional.

Penang DAP chairman Chow Kon Yeow said the scare tactics employed by BN was an admission of Pakatan’s growing strength.

He added that Pakatan needed to win at least 130-odd parliamentary seats to form a stable federal government.

His said BN’s repeated attempts to instil fear of possible chaos if the people voted for change is a psychological boost to Pakatan.

This terror tactic is actually a confession of BN’s own anxiety over Pakatan’s growing political strength, support and ability to take over the federal reins, he said.

“BN leaders actually fear and acknowledge that Pakatan can capture the government although we ourselves are sceptical about it.

“This has given Pakatan a psychological edge over BN,” said Chow, who is also a DAP central executive committee member, when launching the Jelutong parliamentary constituency election operation centre here today.

Present were DAP Jelutong MP Jeff Ooi Chuan Aun and the constituency’s three assemblymen – Jagdeep Singh Deo (Datuk Keramat), Koid Teng Guan (Sungai Pinang) and Danny Law Heng Kiang (Batu Lanchang).

Also in attendance were state DAP secretary and Komtar assemblyman Ng Wei Aik and PKR Jelutong division secretary Khairil Annuar.

Chow, however, admitted that Pakatan’s goal of toppling BN was not easy given that BN is not a pushover but a formidable opponent.

He said Pakatan comprising of DAP, PKR and PAS must increase its current parliamentary tally to between 40 and 50 seats in the polls.

“If Pakatan can win at least some 130 seats, we can have a stable and comfortable government.

“More seats won, the better it is,” said Chow, a state executive councillor, and also the Tanjung MP and Padang Kota assemblyman.