The coming 13th general election would be the most historical and significant one in the 56 year of the nation as Malaysians will decide if there is a change of federal government on May 5, said Lim Kit Siang who held a joint press conference with Chong Chieng Jen, Wong King Wei and Julian Tan at the Kuching DAP headquarters.
Lim said the battle of this general election is between the politics of the future vs the past. The past is plagued with rampant corruption, cronyism, massive abuse of power, gross violation, injustice and so on.
He said the future transcends racial politics where Malaysians united among all races and who dare to dream the Malaysian dream to create a more harmonious, just, free, progressive and prosperous Malaysia for all Malaysians.
"Five years ago, no one dare to expect, hope for dream but today it is no longer an impossible dream," he said.
He said the fixed deposit of Sabah, Johor and Sarawak will no longer be fixed deposit but instead, he said they could achieve a break through of at least one third of the parliamentary seats in each state that is 9 in parliamentary seats each for Sabah and Johor and 11 seats for Sarawak giving a total of 29 parliamentary seats to Pakatan Rakyat.
He added that 80 seats would be won in Peninsular Malaysia in 2008 and yiedl a total of 109 seats short of the three magic figure of 112 to win a simple majority in Dewan Rakyat of 222 MPs.
Lim hoped that there is a higher benchmark for Sarawak, Sabah and Johor hoping to achieve a higher score of crossing one third mark and that collectively the three states can achieve 33 parliamentary seats which will give a total of 113 seats when we will be at the doorsteps of Putrajaya.
"This is not a comfortable majority and my hope is that PR can win a total of 125 parliamentary seats with PKR winning 45 seats, DAP and PAS each 40 seats and the balance of 12 seats coming from Sabah, Sarawak and Johore.- sarawak update