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By Terence Netto

Soi Lek slips Ghani the bag on contesting Kit Siang

COMMENT DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang's decision to vie for a parliamentary seat in Johor has placed the proverbial cat among the pigeons.

Successively, the speculation has been that MCA president Chua Soi Lek and, when he proved unwilling, Johor Menteri Besar Abdul Ghani Othman would be fielded against Kit Siang.

Their status and identity confirmed the gravity with which the Kit Siang foray into Johor was viewed by the state BN.

The thinking was that Johor BN cannot rely on someone lacking in national name-recognition to repel Kit Siang's challenge. An opposition giant would have to be contested by a BN formidable...