Kit Siang calls Dr M ‘No 1 racist in Malaysia’

By Clara Chooi
The Malaysian Insider
September 35, 2010

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s latest play at racial politics has earned him the wrath of his parliamentary foe Lim Kit Siang, who has now christened the former premier with a new nickname — “the number one racist in Malaysia”.

The DAP advisor slammed Dr Mahathir for playing the race card yet again when he claimed the Malays would lose power if Pakatan Rakyat (PR) defeats the Barisan Nasional (BN) in the next general election.

“Our beloved former Prime Ministrer Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said that in the next general election, the Malays would lose power if the PR forms the government.

“Imagine, a former Prime Minister, who ruled us for 22 long years, returning to politics as the number one racist in Malaysia,” he boomed to a crowd of over 1,000 people at a fundraising dinner in Bandar Menjalara here last night, organised by the Segambut DAP division. Lim’s rhetoric earned him thunderous applause from the crowd, who yelled in disagreement at Dr Mahathir’s latest assertion.

He also accused Dr Mahathir of appearing on the stump for Umno by trying to frighten off the Malay voters from voting PR.

“He is trying to instil fear in the Malays by playing the race card on them. This is the height of Dr Mahathir’s irresponsibility. He is becoming an ultra again,” Lim said.

Dr Mahathir, in his cautionary message to the Malay community on Thursday, also spoke of the possibility of a non-Malay snapping up the post of prime minister if PR took federal power as there was no constitutional restriction to stop this.

To further expound his prediction on the impact of a PR-helmed Federal government, the former Umno president had specifically singled out the case of former Perak mentri besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin.

Nizar, he said, was a sterling example of how Malay PR politicians had been sidelined in the coalition.

“We see Nizar in Perak…even though he was Mentri Besar, he followed the instructions of DAP until he fell. The Chinese claim this was BN’s move to bring down a Chinese government.

“So they called it a Chinese administration and is it not possible that we can have a prime minister like Nizar, Malay in name and a Muslim but not really independent and a tool of others,” he said.

During his 11-month rule in Perak, Nizar, from PAS, was often criticised as a DAP puppet who made all his administrative decisions at the whims and fancies of DAP cousins Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham and Nga Kor Ming.

Lim dusted off Dr Mahathir’s allegations however and claimed instead that the Perak PR government had been a “Malaysian government”.

“What Chinese government? The Perak government by PR was a Malaysian government. This is very sad. Dr Mahathir just wants to tell the Malays that if Umno loses the elections, the Malays will lose power.

“Is this true? That if Umno loses, will the Malays lose too? No,” he said, to a chorus of agreement from his audience.

Lim claimed that instead, the “Umnoputeras” would be the ones to lose, referring to the cronies in the ruling party.

“The Malays will not lose if they vote in PR. The Malays, the ordinary Malays, the Malaysians, they will not lose… they will have a bigger say in determining the destiny of their nation,” he said.

Lim also continued to slap insults on the BN government, with specific referrence to Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin for his “Malay first” declaration and his recent claim that he did not have the power to punish two school principals for uttering racial slurs.

“What kind of deputy prime minister and the Education Minister at that, would have no power to take action against these school principals.

“If you have no power, then you have no right to be the deputy prime minister. Go away,” he said.

During the dinner function, a host of other DAP lawmakers also made political speeches and appeared to be on an early campaign trail, amid talk of an impending general election next year.

Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng told the crowd that Najib’s greatest fear was that Malaysians now had a taste for change and may possibly completely boot out BN in the next general election.

“He fears you. He fears that the people now have the courage to change. Only one group of people can do it — you.

“So what say you if we give Najib the fright of his life in the next general election?” he thundered.

Lip Eng also criticised the government’s recently unveiled Economic Transformation Programme (ETP), a major initiative worth RM1.3 trillion that is aimed at turning Malaysia into a high-income nation by 2020.

He pointed out that during his address to announce the ETP this week, Performance Management and Delivery Unit (Pemandu) CEO Senator Datuk Seri Idris Jala himself had said that 92 per cent of funding for the programme would come from the private sector.

“He said the private sector would be the ETP’s backbone. This means the private sector — local businessmen, you, me, we are going to foot the bill.

“On the one hand, you tell us that the ETP will save Malaysia in 10 years, but on the other, you say the government has no money and the ETP would have to rely on the private sector.

“So I ask myself, if we, the private sector, are the ones who can save this country, and you, in the government, have no money to do so, then why do we need the BN?” he said.

Lip Eng jokingly added that Najib should be replaced by a bright-minded and highly-established CEO of a successful firm to run the country.

Later, other DAP leaders including Seputeh MP Teresa Kok, Bukit Bintang MP Fong Kui Lun, Cheras MP Tan Kok Wai and Kepong MP Tan Seng Giaw also addressed the crowd.

  1. #1 by boh-liao on Saturday, 25 September 2010 - 9:58 am

    Numero uno racist MMK is truly maha racist
    MMK is a threat 2 d stability of dis nation
    Will NR use ISA on him?
    Otherwise arrest maha racist MMK under d Sedition Act 4 publishing blogs considered detrimental 2 public order n can influence d ppl 2 revolt against goment policies of 1M’sia

  2. #2 by ENDANGERED HORNBILL on Saturday, 25 September 2010 - 10:36 am

    Mahathir Musical:

    Baa Baa Black …..
    Have you any sense,

    Yes sir, yes sir, 3 black fools
    one is my Jib, and one is my Moo
    One for the little him (Ibrahim)
    who cries in the loo.

  3. #3 by BoycottLocalPapers on Saturday, 25 September 2010 - 10:51 am

    I fully totally 100% agree with the statement that MAHATHIR MOHAMMAD is the MOST RACIST MAN IN MALAYSIA.

    I can’t understand why Mahathir is so damn racist. After all, he is of Indian origin. Why is he afraid of an Indian becoming a Prime Minister of Malaysia?

    This Mahathir is so afraid that Anwar Ibrahim will come to power because he was the one who framed Anwar. So Mahathir is not only the most racist man in Malaysia but also THE MOST WICKED AND EVIL MAN IN MALAYSIA!!!

  4. #4 by yhsiew on Saturday, 25 September 2010 - 11:00 am

    ///in the next general election, the Malays would lose power if the PR forms the government.///

    What an exaggerated claim by the father of racism whose head is not right!

  5. #5 by drngsc on Saturday, 25 September 2010 - 11:01 am

    Of course TDMM is the no 1 wicked and evil racist in Malaysia. He is an evil man, always playing the racial card, always playing with fire, just achieve his own end. What Kit has politely not mentioned is that should there be a change of gomen, DSAI may become PM and TDMM may be charged with sodomy. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.

  6. #6 by boh-liao on Saturday, 25 September 2010 - 11:07 am

    In fact, maha racist MMK had shown Malays like IA dat a non-Malay can b PM of M’sia
    Yes, MMK, an Indian by ancestry, was PM of M’sia 4 >20 yrs

    Now I-BRA-him has transformed himself
    He is no longer Malay first; he is loyal to d King first n Malaysian second, LOL

  7. #7 by negarawan on Saturday, 25 September 2010 - 11:07 am

    I hope that Obama has not been fooled by Najip with all the hype on 1Malaysia. The truth is racial polarization and tension is on the rise and UMNO continues to cause damage the inter-racial and inter-religious harmony in Malaysia with its Malay supremacy agenda. The hypocrisy of UMNO is while Najip is in NY praising Obama, Utusan and RTM continues with its anti-US rhetorics. I hope that the US embassy in Malaysia is providing the true picture of UMNO’s racial policies and marginalization of non-bumis to the US administration. US citizens, the UN community, and the Obama administration must not let the UMNO entourage currently in NY get away with it. Pressure them, challenge them, ridicule and condemn their racial policies, and most of all their dishonesty and insincerity in painting a false picture of racial and religious harmony in Malaysia.

  8. #8 by undertaker888 on Saturday, 25 September 2010 - 11:43 am

    except umno, which malay is stupid enough to listen to this maha-racist?

    every dirt on him will be exposed if PR comes to power. this is his greatest fear. and he has no where to go. with his big mouth critisizing the western world, do you think they will offer him a safety haven? the only place he can go is zimbabwe. then again he needs lots of cash to stay alive there.

  9. #9 by Bigjoe on Saturday, 25 September 2010 - 12:04 pm

    Just had to say it ASAP. OMG! LOL!! Ibrahim Ali says he is loyal to king first, Malaysian second in an attempt to justify his racism. Its just too funny!

    He wonder why the educated think he is an embarassment!!!

    But you know, he being the court jester would be better off in a monarchy system since all of us would be worst off than he is!!

  10. #10 by David69 on Saturday, 25 September 2010 - 12:48 pm

    Racism has been the political agenda since independence. Its hard to find a politician in BN to be Malaysian first and race second in our multi ethnic and multi religion society.

  11. #11 by atlk on Saturday, 25 September 2010 - 1:37 pm

    If PR wins the next GE, a number of people will be in deep sh1t because Anwar wants his revenge. That is why Anwar is now stuck with the Sodomy case.

  12. #12 by k1980 on Saturday, 25 September 2010 - 2:14 pm

    Just take a look at Taiwan’s former president Chen Shuibian. A week after stepping down from power, the new opposition-led govt arrested him and charged him in court for corruption. He is now spending his days behind bars.

    Also South Korea’s former president jumped off a cliff to protest accusations of corruption.

    Former Ugandan President Idi Amin ran away to Saudi Arabia to escape the wrath of the new govt there.

    The mamak does not want all that to happen to himself, so he is creating scare tactics to ensure umno remains in power.

  13. #13 by k1980 on Saturday, 25 September 2010 - 2:21 pm

    Hey, obamamma, ahmedjed is not the first to make such allegations. Bolehland’s big mamak made the same allegations years ago!

  14. #14 by vsp on Saturday, 25 September 2010 - 3:14 pm

    The Malays especially, and Malaysians in general should excise this cancerous poison out of the body politics. This is the same abomination that had killed a multiracial society in the cradle when he defamed Tunku Abdul Rahman as the stooge of the non-Malays and unleashed the May-13 incident. And he deceived the Malays for 25 years that they had a Malay as Prime Minister, but in actual fact he is and will always be a Kerala mamak who tricked the Malays that he is more Malay than themselves. After trillions of ringgits supposedly to uplift the Malays, the Malays today are more insecure. The Malay billionaire club, that the NEP was diverted into creating, is more beholden to the non-Malays super-cronies than ever.

  15. #15 by Loh on Saturday, 25 September 2010 - 3:47 pm

    ///Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s latest play at racial politics has earned him the wrath of his parliamentary foe Lim Kit Siang, who has now christened the former premier with a new nickname — “the number one racist in Malaysia”.///

    He started racism in the country back in 1964 and he earned the nickname Malay ultra. Actually he should have been called Indian racial opportunist masquerading as Malay to hijack the benefit reserved for Malays. After he lost the 1969 Kota Star Selatan parliamentary seat where there were 90% Malay voters, he considered it necessary to convince others that he was first and last Malay, hiding the fact of his two spoonfuls of Pakistani blood running in his body. Thus he accused Tunku of selling off Malay interest based probably on the fact that Tunku has a Siamese mother, who could very well be of Melayu race. The open letter he wrote to Tunku provided Razak the excuse to claim that May 13 was because of Malay jealousy, and NEP was introduced to make jealousy respectable and in time it became a culture to be nurtured. Subsequently the racial opportunist was rewarded as Minister in Razak’s cabinet.

    Hussein Onn made the blunder in picking the number one racial opportunist as the DPM. That was the worst sin Hussein Onn committed to the nation. Hussein had indirectly destroyed the nation by that single act.

    Malaysians called 2003 Malaysian year when Mamakthir stepped down, and every one hopes hat he will not be heard of again. When will Malaysia be rid of the number one racial opportunist? That should be the prayer and hope that it will be answered soon, like Najib said performance now.

  16. #16 by Comrade on Saturday, 25 September 2010 - 5:44 pm

    The old doc is still trying hard
    To defend UMNO’s dominance
    By still playing the racial card
    To gain Malay support & confidence

    TDM should stop his interference
    And just take care of his health
    But UMNO in power is his insurance
    To safeguard his ill-gotten wealth

    Whether under PR or BN, the Malays are still in power
    This is a fact that no one can deny
    If BN is chosen again as the ruler
    We will continue to endure their every evil deed and lie

    If PR rules, no race will be neglected
    PR will bring back good governance
    The rights of every race will be protected
    Opposition BN will check on PR’s performance

    So, if PR takes over as the ruler
    The Malays will still be strong
    Only BN/UMNO will lose power
    Vote in PR to prove TDM wrong

  17. #17 by AhPek on Saturday, 25 September 2010 - 6:35 pm

    Mamak s/o Kutty is in fact a Malayalee whose mother tongue is Malayalam and when he first registered himself as a medical student in Singapore he put his nationality Indian.But when he got involved in politics he saw being Malay has big advantage in his climb up the political ladder and so has to act more Malay than the Malays to become Malaysia’s 4th PM.Now after being out of the drivers for more than 6 years after a long disastrous stewardship of this country,he is playing his race cards once again to the hilt in the hope that he would be able to garner more Malay votes at the 13th GE for 2 reasons.

    (1) Primary reason is to save his own skin for if PR were to get into the driver seat in Putra Jaya there would be strong possibility that excesses during Mamak’s era might be subjected to investigation.

    (2) Second important reason is to help his own son up his political career.

    So why should the ordinary Jo Malay be fearful of PR success at the 13th GE? Only people who have robbed and mismanaged
    have reasons to be fearful that their heinous crime against their country during their watch could have the possibility of getting exposed.In fact the change would offer hope that Malaysia could turn around for the better and if that happens it will benefit everyone.
    The question now remains as to whether the chameleon-like ability of this mamak serve him once again?

  18. #18 by boh-liao on Saturday, 25 September 2010 - 7:12 pm

    He did not want 2 b a Malaya Lee when there was a Singapore Lee
    so he conveniently became a Malay, a smart n profitable move

  19. #19 by tunglang on Saturday, 25 September 2010 - 7:39 pm

    Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad— “the number one racist in Malaysia” should be from today, recorded in Malaysian history, in history text books and in the 2011 World Almanac for his despicable racism.

  20. #20 by boh-liao on Sunday, 26 September 2010 - 1:27 am

    Maha racist MMK declared: Muslims working with non-Muslims = sell-out
    He is going 4 broke, all out 2 divide Malays n non-Malays
    He has become a dangerous anti-national, less selamat than Mas Selamat

  21. #21 by Jeffrey on Sunday, 26 September 2010 - 7:16 am

    Those who have not done wrong and harm others whilstbthey were at their height have nothing to fear later. They can rest, enjoy the fruits of their achievements instead of seeing shadows & having nightmares and hving to do and say desperate things to expatiate these visitations. It is a karma if one believes there is such potic justice.

  22. #22 by ringthetill on Sunday, 26 September 2010 - 7:38 am

    My fellow Malaysians. I urge you to spend your time and energy to work for the good. We should ignore the perkasa chief and the patron and not respond to what they say. They just want to hog the limelight and the press frontpage. Let us not ‘layan’ these narrow minded people and their narrow minded self-serving politics.

  23. #23 by wanderer on Sunday, 26 September 2010 - 8:34 am

    Kerala mamak, did’nt Bolehland had a Indian PM for 22 years?….Senile old fart, your memory must have
    lapsed. It is a significant sign, you are moving nearer to your Maker….

  24. #24 by Loh on Sunday, 26 September 2010 - 11:49 am

    /// “The country must understand that Malays are now split into three political factions, none of which has adequate political support to govern the country effectively”///Mamakthir/the STAR

    That statement shows that Mamakthir is a racist; but since he is not Malay, as according to the Islamic culture the sons and daughters take the race of the father, and that would make Mamakthir Malayalee, or Malayali. An Indian goes to extent of causing racial division in the country in the name of fighting for Malays so that he could benefit, he is a racial opportunist. Indeed as PM he did nothing to ensure that Malays themselves alleviate from the special position to do without assistance. Instead he utilized the law to keep Malays in that special position for as long as possible, including doctoring statistics, so that he could plunder the land for his family and his cronies. No one wants to be classed as an endangered species but Mamakthir is happy that Malays are placed in that special position so that he could remain relevant as political opportunist.

    In a democracy, the government is elected by the people. The elected government serves out the term based on the manifesto the party announced to the electors, and faces the electorates based on their performance. If the policies have been good for the nation, the citizens would support the party serving as government. When Mamakthir claimed that Malays are splitting into three factions he is worried that UMNO can no longer make use of the racist policies to keep Malay votes. Mamakthir clearly shows his concern that a racist will no longer be relevant to future political development in the country. Mamakthir declared that he is not a racist but his statement reveals that he would have been a racist had he been Malay. But as Malayalee he is the number one racial opportunist of Malaysia.

    Mamakthir said that the split of Malays into three factions would cause Malays to lose political power reflects his thinking that so long as Malays stay together, in support of UMNO, then UMNO can continue to bully non-Malays, and the votes of non-Malays do not count. It shows that Mamakthir only made use of the procedure of going through the voting process to tell the world that there was democratic election in the country but the votes of non-Malays would not change election results. Hence keuanan melayu policies can continue forever and yet UMNO would continue to be in government. Mamakthir has used that for the past 40 years. If Mamakthir had cared for the poor Malays and were true racist, then the income and wealth disparity within the Malay community would not be as skew as it is today. Had Mamakthir not made his sons billionaire, ordinary Malays might still believe that he looked after their interest. As it is Malays forming the majority of Malaysians are in the low income trap. Malaysians earn on average one-fifth that of Singaporeans despite the natural resources particularly the thousands of billion ringgit in PETRONAS resources, before and after their transfer to national coffers. The ordinary Malays would want to ask whether it was worth while to forgo four times their current income just to see Mamakthir children became rich and also some UMNOputras said to be doing them proud by becoming fabulously rich. They naturally want a change in government. To them if Lee Kuan Yew had been Prime Minister of Malaysia and made Malaysia a high income country it would not matter that the Prime Minister of Malaysia was not Malay. In fact, they knew very well that Mamakthir only claimed to be Malay but not really Malay. Thus would it be preferable to have a non-Malay prime Minister who does not pretend to be Malay but enable Malaysians to earn five times the income than having one who was not Malay but claim to be one, and rendered the country in low income trap because of the institutionalized corruption. Yes, the time when Malays could be easily fooled has gone.

  25. #25 by tunglang on Sunday, 26 September 2010 - 6:19 pm

    Pee-M MakHamMakteer fooled you, me and everybody for 22 years.
    Nyayok Kepala Gila MakHamMakteer still want to fool you, me and everybody for his own Mamak Kerala skin and his useless son.
    Now Karma is so good to keep him healthy and alive to face cutting-edge justice after the 13 (Soi) GE.

  26. #26 by waterfrontcoolie on Monday, 27 September 2010 - 5:11 pm

    Isn’t he himself was the FIRST NON-Malaya prime monister of the country??????

  27. #27 by good coolie on Monday, 27 September 2010 - 11:14 pm

    If PKR comes to power, with one of the Annuar family in power, do you think they will be building statues of the good Dr, and naming roads and lakes after him? Would they call him the greatest Malaysian ever, even greater than Tunku or Tok Guru? Will there be grand eulogies?

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