"SAYA DAH MAAFKAN MEREKA (YANG JATUHKAN SAYA), SAYA MAHU MENANG KERANA DIKASIHI RAKYAT, KEMENANGAN YANG DIBERKATI TANPA PERLU AIBKAN ORANG" - ANWAR IBRAHIM
The BN has made an all-out effort to create a feel-good atmosphere but its political strategy is not as flexible as the Pakatan Rakyat's.
The Pakatan Rakyat has started to unveil its candidates and displayed
its strength. The BN, meanwhile, is still carefully selecting
candidates and considering constituency exchanges, causing election
campaign activities in some constituencies are now lagging behind.
Take the DAP as an example, some candidates have been decided, such
as Negeri Sembilan DAP chairman and Lobak state assemblymen Anthony Loke
will be contesting for the Chennah state seat; party parliamentary
leader Lim Kit Siang will contest for the Gelang Patah parliamentary
seat and Himpunan Hijau chairman Wong Tack will contest for the Bentong
Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had also announced on
Wednesday some PKR parliamentary seat candidates. His daughter Nurul
Izzah will seek re-election in Lembah Pantai and PKR strategic director
Mohd Rafizi Ramli will contest for the Pandan parliamentary seat. Also,
five Sarawak parliamentary seat candidates have also been decided.
There are also some signs showing the deployment of PAS, including
party vice-president Salahuddin Ayub will be contesting in Johor while
former Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin will be
contesting for the Changkat Jering state seat.
BN list still unclear
As for the BN, the candidate list remains unclear. It was reported
that MCA vice-presidents Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen and Gan Ping Sieu
would not be contesting in their original or preferred parliamentary
constituencies. Gan's supporters even rushed to the MCA headquarters
with the hope to change the situation.