Unlike his dad, DAP senior adviser Lim Kit Siang, who was willing to have his candidacy announced on Monday, Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng appears more cautious and calculative.

Up to now, it is uncertain where Guan Eng would contest but his fan club thinks that the DAP secretary-general could battle any seat and emerge victor.

There is speculation that Guan Eng won't be contesting a state seat and has set his sights further ashore - just in case Pakatan Rakyat manages to seize Putrajaya at the coming polls - to enable him to secure a federal minister's post.