"Di dalam politik macam-macam boleh jadi, lebih-lebih lagi Lim Kit Siang bukan tuhan, dalam setengah abad beliau bertarung ... beliau pernah tewas sebanyak 5 kali ..." Lim Kit Siang Pasti Menang?, Sinchew, 21 March 2013
Yes, anything can happen. In 1999, Lim Kit Siang lost both parliament and state seats he contested in Penang which, less than a decade later, fell to DAP. The double defeat was an embarrassing personal tsunami that has haunted him. Some people believe that contesting Gelang Patah is about burying those ghosts. To others, Kit Siang is helping realize a former bitter enemy's ambition to become Prime Minister of Malaysia.
|Lim to Lim: Be man enough|
Is Kit Siang a pawn in Anwar Ibrahim's intriguing game of chess, or will he emerge as the kingmaker?
Regardless, I'm told that Chua Soi Lek actually has an ace up his sleeve. No, you can rule out a CSL vs LKS; the MCA president has said he is not contesting and he intends to keep his word. Unless the candidate who can beat Kit Siang falls ill or dies suddenly and mysteriously, in which case he/she won't be table to take part in the GE13 and CSL may have to roll up his sleeves and take on the old man in a dream clash-of-the-titans.
So who is that BN candidate who could make Kit Siang sweat, CSL? Does BN even have such a candidate?
You tell me. In the meantime, Dr Mahathir Mohamad has a program lined up next week in, yes, Gelang Patah! (I was told the event had been planned for over a month. Coincidence?) Also, this MCA assemblywoman Lim Kee Moi has challenged the old Lim to be brave and contest in Malay-majority constituencies instead. Read h e r e.