Salute Kit Siang for going for broke

by Dr Chris Anthony
Mar 20, 2013

The decision by Lim Kit Siang, the DAP adviser and veteran opposition leader, comes as no surprise from a politician of his calibre.

This is not the first time he has chosen to take such risks but this is the first time his risk is most significant in changing the political landscape of the country.

His willingness to contest in the high-risk Gelang Patah seat in Johor may well initiate a political tsunami from the south that could result in a win for Pakatan Rakyat for the first time in the history of the nation.

We salute Kit Siang for his boldness to take that risk not many politicians will be willing to undertake.

At 72 years he knows very well that this may his last chance to serve the nation as an MP.

He knows well too that a win in this crucial election could earn him the post of deputy prime minister.

He could have chosen a much safer seat to ensure success but instead he has opted for the more difficult path to bring change to the whole nation.

In his words, “This is not an easy battle… but it is worth (fighting for) as it is for our goal, as well as for the nation and people,” he admits the monumental task ahead and he is prepared to face the challenge.

Yes, it is not easy but he has chosen the path that he believes will bring good to the nation and the people.

The Getang Patah seat in Johor is a stronghold of MCA and BN and Pakatan has lost it with comfortable majorities in 2004 and 2008.

Kit Siang is going to have a tough time against the might of the BN this time around as defeating him will be in their own home ground will be a big morale booster for MCA and BN.

We wish him every success and pray that the people of Gelang Patah will rise above race and creed, put aside their differences and reward this exemplary Malaysian for all his sacrifices to the country for over four decades.

  1. #1 by mickeytiger2006 on Saturday, 23 March 2013 - 8:01 am

    The return of our hero to Johor is a good sign that this very very very corrupted govt must go! Last chance to vote this evil govt out and look forward to great hope for bright future!

  2. #2 by yhsiew on Saturday, 23 March 2013 - 8:30 am

    I greatly admire Kit’s determination and spirit of struggle to bring good to the nation and the people (英勇奋斗向前).

  3. #3 by Taikohtai on Saturday, 23 March 2013 - 9:33 am

    YB LKS is definitely not doing it for himself but for the future of Malaysia. Seriously, do you expect Najib to lead by example? Just take another good look at the spendthrift ways of Roast. As she showers herself with luxury gifts, Najib rains on himself with 30000 over postal votes!

  4. #4 by bruno on Saturday, 23 March 2013 - 9:40 am

    Now that Kit Siang is going back to Johor there is panic and turmoil in Umno/BN.Check the spots Muhyiddin and Hisham are standng on for puddles of water.There is a leak somewhere between their legs.

  5. #5 by monsterball on Saturday, 23 March 2013 - 10:39 am

    Lim Kit Siang has always stand elections at MCA strong seats.
    He always go for broke.

  6. #6 by boh-liao on Saturday, 23 March 2013 - 4:43 pm

    No problemo, NR n UmnoB/BN got d PERFECT secret weapon candidate 2 fight against LKS – AKAN datang, stumpy fat char bor of NR will b nominated against LKS

  7. #7 by Noble House on Sunday, 24 March 2013 - 1:58 am

    He who advances without seeking fame,
    Who retreats without escaping blame,
    He whose one aim is to protect his people and serve his country,
    The man is a jewel of the Realm
    ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War.

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