Sdr Lim Guan Eng
Chairman of DAP National Committee on Candidate Selection
24 Jalan 20/9
46300 Petaling Jaya
Firstly, I would like to thank the Party leadership for
giving me the honour to contest the Batu Gajah Parliamentary
seat in the 1999 and 2004 General Elections.
I write to inform the Committee of my decision not to
contest in any seat in the nationís 12th General Election.
My decision is final.
It is a tough decision for me as DAP has become my second
family and the people of Batu Gajah parliamentary
constituency have been so special to me over the last 8
Suffice for me to say that due to the development of
internal party events in the DAP Perak over the last few
years as well as currently, which perhaps you are fully
aware, it has become impossible for me to continue serving
effectively, efficiently and wholeheartedly as a Party
leader as well as an elected representative of the people.
Under such circumstances and in the best interest of all
concerned, I have arrived at this unavoidable and difficult
I do sincerely hope that the Batu Gajah Parliamentary seat
could still be retained by the DAP in this coming election.
I strongly believe that a wise choice of a suitable
candidate should be nominated to ensure the Partyís
electoral victory in the coming election as well as to
provide the best service to the people after the victory.
In the interest of the Party and the people of Batu Gajah
parliamentary constituency, I strongly recommend that Sdr
Thomas Su Keong Siong to be the ideal candidate for this
seat, due to his dedication, being action oriented and
sincerity in serving the Partyís cause and the aspirations
of the people.
Since 1999, we have been working as a team as he has been
assisting me in providing services and sometimes, furnishing
free legal work to the voters of the said
constituency. Indeed he always walks the extra mile by going
down to the ground for the people. Furthermore, he gets on
very well with all those people around him especially the
I believe the Party will agree with me that he has carried
out his responsibilities well, both to the Party and the
voters of Pasir Pinji.
If the Party decides to field Sdr Thomas as a candidate of
Batu Gajah Parliamentary seat, I will personally assist him
in the election campaign. Again, I hope the Party will
seriously consider Sdr Thomas for the said seat for the
interest of the constituents and the Party.
Finally, please allow me to thank the Party leaders, members
and staffs for all their guidance, support and assistance
provided to me, inside and outside of Parliament all these
Fong Po Kuan