The new DAP Menteri Besar for Selangor – Zairil Khir Johari @ Christoper Ross Lim
24 FEBRUARY 2013NO COMMENT
Lim Guan Eng has recently disclosed to his inner circle of advisers his ambitious strategy to take control of Selangor from PKR by fielding DAP’s very own Malay candidate – his own political secretary, Zairil Khir Johari, who was previously also known as Christopher Ross Lim.
Lim Guan Eng believes that for GE 13, the DAP will end up winning most of the seats amongst the PR parties.
Lim Guan Eng is confident of retaining all the current DUN seats won by DAP in 2008 – all 13 of them and also pick up another 3 DUN seats – N6 Kuala Kubu Bharu, N56 Sungai Pelek and N46 Pelabuhan Klang, thus boosting DAP’s total to 16 DUN seats. Whereas Guan Eng expects PKR to falter and lose 5 DUN seats thus reducing its number of DUN seats from the current 14 to 9 seats only. As for PAS, Guan Eng also expects them to perform less well and thus losing 3 seats from their current 8 which will cause PAS to end up with only 5 DUN seats.
Thus, the PR alliance will still continue to control the state of Selangor with 30 seats (DAP-16, PKR-9 and PAS-5) vs BN with 26 seats, thus retaining power over the state for another term. However, since DAP now has the most number of seats, they should be able to dictate and appoint the MB. In fact, with 16 seats as above, they even outnumber the PKR and PAS DUN seats combined which only comes up to 14.
Lim Guan Eng has learnt the lesson from Perak well when it had to surrender the Menteri Besar’s post to PAS even though it has won more DUN seats than PAS in Perak because of the requirement that the MB has to be a Malay. Thus Nizar Jamaluddin went on to be the MB – much to the chagrin and disappointment of Kit Siang and Guan Eng.
But this time round, they are prepared for that eventuality – Guan Eng will field a Malay DAP candidate in Selangor with the intention to appoint him as the MB when DAP wins the most seats.
This is where Zairil Khir Johari comes in – he will be the MB for Selangor when DAP wins the most seats and the state remain under PR rule.
Karpal Singh has been consulted and he has rendered his strong legal opinion that Zairil is a Malay within the constitutional definition of a Malay and so he is eligible to be appointed as the Menteri Besar of Selangor in accordance with the State Constitution of Selangor.
As such, Zairil is being slated to contest the Bukit Gasing seat which is presently vacant since the death of Edward Lee Poh Lin. Though Edward’s son, Simon Lee has been taking over the duties of the father and diligently cultivating this seat, hoping to contest it in GE13, Guan Eng has already made up his mind for Zairil to be parachuted in to contest Bukit Gasing.
DAP wants to control the vast wealth and revenue stream in Selangor and by putting Zairil in there as MB, Guan Eng will be able to control and manipulate him and ensure that the young man will do his bidding.
Zairil Khir Johari is the blue-eyed boy of Lim Guan Eng and has found himself recently in a fresh controversy over his real identity. For a while now, his biological background has come under scrutiny. He has called himself Zairil Khir Johari.
Not Zairil bin Khir Johari but Zairil Khir Johari. There is a huge difference. Repeat Zairil Khir Johari and NOT Zairil BIN Khir Johari.
Despite former DAP vice-chairman Tunku Aziz making a blunt accusation that Zairil is not the biological son of Khir Johari, the political aide to the Penang CM, has not taken the trouble to sue the pants off Tunku Aziz to clear his name.
All the three year old DAP member Zairil could come out with was a pathetic statement to say he knew who his father was.
It has also been revealed in some blogs with hard documentary evidence that Zairil is actually Christopher Ross Lim and that he was born in Hawaii and his biological father is purportedly one Howard Lim of Singapore. The mother is Christine Lim alias Rose Christine Lim Abdullah alias Christine Khir Johari. She was of course the secretary to the late Khir Johari.
Zairil was born on 17 Oct 1982 but his mother only married Khir Johari in February 1996 and so it is quite impossible for him to be son of Khir Johari by such dates and calculations.
Or the truth is simply what is being shown on the blogs – that Zairil @ Christopher Ross Lim was the son of Howard Lim as per the birth certificate from Hawaii or that Christine had an affair with Khir Johari and conceived a child while she was still married to Howard Lim and when Zairil was born, he was registered as the son of her then husband, Howard Lim.
But whoever is the father of Zairil, the fact remains that he has now got a most powerful “godfather” in the form of Lim Guan Eng who is making this young man’s future so bright that he is now in line to be the new Menteri Besar of Selangor.