Press statement by Johor DAP State Chairman Dr. Boo Cheng Hau on 31 March 2013 in Johor Bahru regarding seats distribution among Johor Pakatan Rakyat to forge a winning line-up in Johor.
2008 12th General Elections Parliamentary seat allocation
Proposed 2013 13thGE Parliamentary seat allocation
2008 12th GE state seat allocation in 2008
Proposed 2013 13thGE state seat allocation
(Let go Gelang Patah Parliament to the DAP but gain Tebrau Parliament from PAS and Johor Bahru parliament from PRM)
7 including Gelang Patah
1 (Johor Bahru)
2 (3-cornered fight with the DAP in Stulang)
I deeply regret that the PKR Johor has insensibly targeted at the DAP seats while fact is that PKR will contest one more parliament seat in Johor in the upcoming 13th General Elections.
Despite giving way for the DAP in Gelang Patah parliament, PKR has been given the right to contest in both additional Tebrau and Johor Bahru parliament seats. Tebrau and Johor Bahru parliament seats were previously contested by PAS and PRM respectively. PAS has agreed to swop with PKR the Tebrau parliament while giving DAP the Gelang Patah seat to contest in addition to the new Johor Bahru parliament seat.
As a matter of fact, PKR Johor has gained one more parliament seat to contest in Johor under its ticket as compared to 2008 General Elections. Even though the DAP contests 6 parliament seats in 2008 but 7 parliament seats in 2013 General Elections, we still have the least number of parliament seats to contest in Johor as compared to PKR and PAS.
For Johor PKR to insist on getting additional parliament seats such as Bakri or Segamat parliament seats from the DAP, it is no only deemed unreasonable but Johor PKR shows a lack of fraternity.
When PAS is willing to give up one parliament seat in 2013 as compared to 2008, it has been willing to give up more state seats for both the DAP and PKR. I would like to urge the Johor PKR to look at the bigger political scenarios and respect the goodwill of both the Johor PAS and DAP to accept the proposed allocation of parliament seats and be willing to accept more state seats than targeting the DAP seats only.
The DAP has proposed the PAS and PKR to swop more state states for Johor PKR as it is what Johor PKR needs to strike a balance in seats allocation. Johor PKR needs more state seats than parliament seats. As most Johor state seats are in the PAS' domain, PAS is willing to give in more seats to Johor PKR for the sake of Pakatan unity. PKR Johor should try to be reasonable and concentrate on efforts as to how PR can defeat the BN as a whole.
Dr. Boo Cheng Hau, 69 Jalan Kebudayaan 16, Taman Universiti, 81300 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia. Tel and Fax: 60-7-521 1670
You see, you see .. that's how generous DAP is to PKR. In GE13 PKR gets to contest in more seats courtesy of PAS and PRM, you see .. how generous DAP has been to PKR. Err ... that's all PAS generosity, but same thing la, PAS is just an extension of DAP too what ...
So PKR should take advantage of PAS generosity la, and give all those seats that PKR has been working on back to DAP, because we must have a balanced allocation. What do you mean you have been working on those seats for a long time? sap sap sui la .. you are all partners what ...
Besides Najib is too scared to dissolve the parliament you know, so there is plenty of time for PKR to build their support from zero and there are those green Pastors around to help PKR make noise in those seats. Work a bit harder la .. don't expect everything handed to you on a plate.
See, DAP is contesting in the least number of seats as compared to PKR and PAS. See how generous DAP are? Even if PKR and PAS don't win, it is OK what. In a competition, it is not the winning that matters, it is the participation that counts. Besides if DAP wins all these Chinese-majority seats, it is like we all win, right pardners?