Kit Siang: Mukhriz’s PAS polls claim shows BN cannot change

By Yow Hong Chieh
June 06, 2011 | The Malaysian Insider

KUALA LUMPUR, June 6 — DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang slammed Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir today for claiming that the PAS party poll results show that the DAP and PKR have influenced the Islamist party into sidelining its ulama faction.

Lim said the Umno Youth executive councillor’s “wild, baseless and irrational” claims were proof that no one in Umno or Barisan Nasional (BN) could live up to the aspirations of young Malaysians, who wanted a better Malaysia after “lost decades” under the ruling coalition’s rule.

Mukhriz (picture) said on Saturday that the rise of the professional, or Erdogan, faction in PAS’s top leadership showed that the party now only championed the multi-racial line of its Pakatan Rakyat (PR) partners and no longer fought for the Islamic state.

“Congratulations to the DAP and PKR for succeeding to influence PAS to the extent that only those aligned to them were elected as PAS vice-presidents and even the deputy president,” he had told reporters in Jerlun.

“The influence of the DAP and PKR in PAS is very substantial. This does not reflect that PAS is free from the influence of those who are actually against Islam.”

Lim asked whether “Umno wannabe” Mukhriz would be prepared when youths rise up against BN rule in Malaysia despite a recent call by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak for youths to defend the administrative capital.

Lim said young Malaysians would not defend Putrajaya as the seat of “an undemocratic, high-handed, corrupt and decadent regime”, pointing out that Egypt has just sentenced its former Finance Minister Yussef Boutros Ghali to 30 years in jail on graft charges.

“I have confidence that there will be one million youths in Malaysia to defend Putrajaya a la Tahir Square — not to defend Najib, Umno and Barisan Nasional but freedom, democracy and political change in Malaysia by democratic and constitutional means,” he said.

  1. #1 by dagen on Monday, 6 June 2011 - 1:57 pm

    Professionals fighting for malaysia and all malaysians vs power crazy and super greedy fighting for their own perverted right to plunder the country and to be corrupt.

    Now mukhriz, the choice between the two is obvious. PAS has evolved and moved forward and towards the people. Umno has reversed into sunset.

    Yeah. Laugh while you still can mukhriz. Ridicule too while you are at it. That’s what umno ever does and does well. But you will not be the last to laugh. That is clear.

  2. #2 by Bigjoe on Monday, 6 June 2011 - 4:03 pm

    Respectfully what Mukhriz says is largely insignificant. What is curious is that Mukhriz is repeatedly opening his mouth while his puppetmaster father is busy trying to send PVC pipes to Palestinian and completely silent on the subject.

    More important is the fact Nazri Aziz, the designated barking dog of the PM office, is barking repeatedly.

    If you ask me, Najib don’t have a clue what to do, his barking dogs are feeling his deperation, and Mahathir is bidding his time before he decides to let the axe fall on Najib or not.

  3. #3 by bush on Monday, 6 June 2011 - 4:18 pm

    Mamak will not let the Axe fall on Najib or Umno.

    The reason is very clear if BN fall the opposition. Most of the politician including Mamak will be jail.

    They will try to frighten the BUmi at all cost to control Putrajaya.

    You will see more people go to jail if BN fall.

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