‘Redelineation if Pakatan wins’

KUALA LUMPUR: Pakatan Hara­pan plans to initiate a redelineation exercise if it forms the government.

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said this was to ensure the principle of one person, one vote was upheld.

He spoke of how the Bangi parliamentary seat, which was renamed from Serdang, now had about 178,000 registered voters, making it one of the largest constituencies.

“Dr Ong Kian Ming has to service 178,000 people. We wish him the best of luck,” Lim quipped, after announcing that Dr Ong would contest the seat.

Yesterday, Lim unveiled the names of DAP candidates for Selangor.

DAP deputy chairman Gobind Singh Deo will defend his Puchong seat while Charles Santiago will be defending the Klang seat.

Party national publicity secretary Tony Pua will contest the Damansara seat, formerly known as Petaling Jaya Utara, of which he is incumbent.

Lim also announced the candidates for 16 state seats, seven of which will be contested by new faces.

He said a selection committee comprising chairman Tan Kok Wai, Gobind, DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang, vice-chairman M. Kula Segaran and himself had made the unanimous decision on the candidates.

“For those who were not renominated, we thank them for their services.

“And we hope they will continue to support the party because we must remember, the party is bigger than any individual. No one is above the party,” he said.

Lim also paid tribute to Hannah Yeoh for her sterling performance as the Selangor state assembly Speaker and Subang Jaya assemblyman.

She is now the candidate for the Segambut parliamentary seat.

First-time candidate Michelle Ng – the DAP legal bureau secretary – will contest in Subang Jaya.

Two other fresh candidates are Ronnie Liu in Sungai Pelek, Klang, and municipal councillor Tony Leong who will bid for the Pandamaran seat.

The other new faces are Kajang municipal councillor Brian Lai (Teratai), Selayang municipal councillor Edry Faizal Yusof (Dusun Tua), Petaling Jaya city councillor Lim Yi Wei (Kampung Tunku) and Petaling Jaya city councillor Jamaliah Jamaluddin (Bandar Utama).

Incumbents Ng Suee Lim (Sekinchan), Lee Kee Hiong (Kuala Kubu Baru), Eddie Ng (Balakong), Ean Yong Hian Wah (Seri Kembangan), Ng Sze Han (Kinrara) and Datuk Teng Chang Khim (Sungai Pinang) will be defending their respective seats.

Kota Alam Shah incumbent V. Ganabhathirao will contest the Kota Kemuning seat while Kampung Tunku incumbent Lau Weng San has been moved to Banting.

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