We are seeing the most ambitious “black ops” operation by the UMNO/BN leaders and propagandists to destroy the DAP in four decades, employing the triple politics of fear, hate and lies, involving Ministers and even the Prime Minister himself.
When the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak tweeted last Wednesday, “Lim Kit Siang is Pakatan’s de facto leader. DAP should stop trying to hide it. Voters know DAP has the most opposition seats and Lim Kit Siang calls the shots”, it was all part of the “Black Ops” campaign to create panic and fear among the Malays, seeking to make them believe that if UMNO loses, I will become the Prime Minister of Malaysia and that I am anti-Malay and anti-Islam.
When the UMNO Minister for Rural and Regional Development, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, issued the infamous five-paragraph statement with more than ten lies to attack me, it was again part of the “Black Ops” campaign to destroy the image of DAP.
Yesterday in Malacca, I pointed out the ten lies in the first two paragraphs of Ismail Sabri’s five-paragraph statement. There are at least another five lies in his remaining three paragraphs. No wonder, Ismail Sabri dared not accept my invitation to a joint media conference with me to expose his lies.
In the past week, the UMNO/BN mainstream media had fully participated in the UMNO/BN “Black Ops” campaign against the DAP, for instance a news headline today “2 MORE DAP LEADERS TO QUIT” and another headline “MCA: Kit Siang and Guan Eng should quit for helping PAS”, fully exploiting the untenable reasons given for the defection of one DAP MP and three Assemblymen in Malacca.
The masterminds of the “Black Ops” is trying to orchestrate an implosion of DAP, hoping to get more DAP leaders, members and branches to quit the party.
These politics of fear, hatred and lies against the DAP will not succeed in destroying the DAP. As is very clear during my visit to various parts of Malacca yesterday, the people are disappointed at the defection of one MP and three Assemblymen in Malacca, but their support for the DAP remains as strong as ever as they know that the DAP had not betrayed the party’s founding principles and objectives for an united, just, equal, democratic, prosperous and progressive Malaysia.