DAP’s Kit Siang to contest in Penang?

 |Aug 4, 2017
File pic credit Facebook Lim Kit Siang (林吉祥).

GEORGE TOWN: Rumours have been rife that DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang will again return to contest in Penang in the next general election.

Previously, the DAP adviser contested here before moving to contest in other states.

Today Malaysia Outlook obtained a screen grab bearing the name of the Parliamentary opposition leader’s voter’s details which indicates Lim’s polling locality as being in Madras Lane, George Town. This comes under the state constituency of Komtar, the parliamentary area of Tanjong.

Lim is currently the Gelang Patah Member of Parliament in Johor, a seat he won in the 2013 General Election.

Lim has been known to contest in different states in Malaysia since the beginning of his political career in the 1960s.

Said to be born in Batu Pahat Johor, Lim had contested and won in numerous Parliamentary seats, starting in Bandar Melaka in 1969, Kota Melaka in 1974, 1978 in Petaling, 1982 in Kota Melaka and contested in three consecutive general elections in Penang in 1986, 1990 and 1995 in Tanjong.

In the general election in 1999, Lim, however, lost to Chia Kwang Chye for the Bukit Bendera parliamentary seat in Penang before securing wins in Ipoh Timor in Ipoh in 2004 and 2008 before proceeding to secure the Gelang Patah Parliamentary seat in the 13th General Election.

Besides contesting for parliamentary seats, the lawmaker has also contested in a few state legislative assembly seats in different states, namely Selangor, Melaka and Penang.

Malaysia Outlook‘s attempt to get Lim’s response was futile as Lim had chosen to keep mum after being asked the question over the phone. – MO