PENAMPANG: DAP advisor Lim Kit Siang reminded party leaders in Sabah to cease their acrimonious war of words against Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP).
Lim said they should instead focus on strengthening the party and the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) coalition to gain victory over Barisan Nasional (BN) in the coming general election.
Speaking at the Sabah DAP annual delegates congress here yesterday, Lim pointed out that the next election will not be about DAP against SAPP, but DAP and PR against Umno and BN.
“My advice to Sabah DAP leaders is that we have to end the acrimony and to focus on DAP/PR’s fight against Umno/BN,” he said.
On the issue of the allocation of seats for the coming election, Lim expressed hope that PR in Sabah will be able to formulate a common policy on the matter.
According to him, he was made to understand that there have been very advanced discussions and negotiations on seat allocations.
“Because there was a change in the Sabah PKR leadership, we have to await for further communication.
“What has been decided and negotiated within the Sabah PR was conducted when Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail was the chairperson and I therefore believe there will be a basis for us to reach a consensus.
“And we hope that PR Sabah will be ready to take on BN on a one-to-one fight and to ensure we will capture at least one third of the parliamentary seats in Sabah to be on the way to Putrajaya to bring about changes not only in Malaysia but in Sabah as well,” Lim said.
Meanwhile, Sabah DAP chief Jimmy Wong said that they will abide by Lim’s advice and will enforce a ‘cease-fire’ for the time being.23 Oktober 2011.