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Thursday April 18, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Friday April 26, 2013 MYT 12:10:56 AM
by regina lee
KUALA LUMPUR: DAP has retained many of their old guards for the seats in the city centre here.
After a very successful run in the 2008 general election when they won all of the five seats that they contested in, the party will be fielding the incumbents again.
They are Tan Seng Giaw (Kepong), Lim Lip Eng (Segambut), Fong Kui Lun (Bukit Bintang), Teresa Kok (Seputeh) and Tan Kok Wai (Cheras).
Combined, all five of them have served as MPs for 18 terms, with Seng Giaw being one of the longest serving MP gunning for his eighth term this time around.
DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng also announced that former Teluk Intan MP M. Manogaran will contest the Cameron Highlands parliamentary seat.
Manogaran will be facing MIC president Datuk G Palanivel.
"I know a lot of people will be asking why Manogaran is fielded when he is not from Cameron Highlands, but I just want to point out that Palanivel is also not from there so there is no advantage," said Lim.
"Although Manogaran's wife is actually from Cameron Highlands, this is not the topic we will be bringing up during the election campaign.
"Let this be a contest of ideas, ideals and policies," Lim told a press conference on Thursday.
Meanwhile, party vice-chairman M. Kulasegaran said that the party was not worried of reports that PSM might also be contesting for the seat as an independent candidate.
List of Federal Territories DAP candidates:
1. Kepong Tan Seng Giaw
2. Segambut Lim Lip Eng
3. Bukit Bintang Fong Kui Lun
4. Seputeh Teresa Kok Suh Sim
5. Cheras Tan Kok Wai
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