COMMENT | 112 parliamentary seats are needed in order to win a bare majority control of Parliament.
Pakatan Harapan should set a target of winning 120 parliamentary seats to show that a decisive majority of Malaysians no longer support a kleptocratic and corrupt BN.
Is this target achievable?
Yes, I think it is. Especially if there is a Malaysian tsunami that will sweep across the nation bringing together Malays, Chinese, Indians, Ibans, Kadazans and others to vote against the BN and to strongly support Harapan to form the next federal government.
In order to achieve this, Harapan must defend all 89 parliamentary seats won by the opposition in the 13th general election (GE13).
In addition, we must win another 31 out of the 56 marginal BN parliamentary seats in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak to reach 120 seats.
This includes 4 key BN seats which were not considered marginal in GE13 but are being contested by Harapan and opposition heavyweights namely Langkawi (Dr Mahathir Mohamad), Pagoh (Muhyiddin Yassin), Semporna (Shafie Apdal – Parti Warisan Sabah) and Ayer Hitam (Liew Chin Tong).
This means Harapan must win 55 percent of the marginal BN parliamentary seats (listed below).
Harapan should aim to win 100 parliamentary seats in Peninsular Malaysia and another 20 parliamentary seats in Sabah and Sarawak.
This would include parliamentary seats won by Warisan in Sabah.
LIM KIT SIANG is DAP parliamentary leader and incumbent Gelang Patah MP.
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