Yesterday, the DAP Johore State Convention decided on a twin-engine turboprop Johor DAP state leadership led by Liew Chin Tong as Johore DAP State Chairman and Dr. Boo Cheng Hau as Johore DAP State Assembly Opposition Leader to continue to position Johore as the front-line state of Pakatan Rakyat in Peninsular Malaysia in the 14th General Elections to ensure Pakatan Rakyat’s victory in Putrajaya to form the federal government of Malaysia.
The immediate task of DAP’s twin-engine turboprop Johore leadership is to work out a strategy with Johore PAS and PKR to achieve the first step in Pakatan Rakyat’s Battle of Putrajaya in GE14 – to win over Barisan Nasional’s eight marginal parliamentary and eight marginal state assembly seats in Johore.
Marginal Seats are defined as seats which are won by 55% or less votes.
Based on the 2013 General Elections results and present constituency redelineations, the Barisan Nasional eight marginal parliamentary seats are Labis, Pasir Gudang, Segamat, Muar, Tebrau, Ledang, Sekijang and Pulai.
The eight marginal Barisan Nasional state assembly seats are Paloh, Gambir, Makhota, Pemanis, Bukit Naning, Sungai Balang, Senggarang and Nusa Jaya.
While working out a strategy to win over the Barisan Nasional’s eight marginal parliamentary and eight marginal state assembly seats, DAP and Pakatan Rakyat must also ensure that we fortify the five PR parliamentary seats, in particular the three marginal seats of Batu Pahat, Bakri and Kluang and the 18 PR State Assembly seats, with special focus on the nine marginal state assembly seats of Jementah, Bekok, Tangkak, Parit Yaani, Puteri Wangsa, Johor Jaya, Stulang, Pengkalan Rinting and Pekan Nenas.
Let the new year of 2014 start with a renewed commitment by all DAP, PAS and PKR leaders and members for GE14, fully conscious that the 14GE battle for Putrajaya in Peninsular Malaysia begins and ends in Johor.
The second step for the GE14 strategy is not only to win Putrajaya, together with the Malaysia Dream campaign of Impian Johor, Impian Sabah and Impian Sarawak, but to win more than half of the Johor State Assembly seats to make a serious bid to form the Johor State Government in Nusajaya.
The clarion call of DAP and Pakatan Rakyat in the next three to four years before the the 14GE must be: Towards Putrajaya! Towards Nusajaya!