The Opportunity provided by historic May 9, 2018 decision must not be wasted to set the country on a new direction away from sham democracy, kakistocracy, afailed state and global kleptocracy to a leading nation of integrity and a Tiger Economy which is united, democratic, just, progressive and prosperous

I believe that I am one among the overwhelming majority of Malaysians who had not expected that Malaysians are capable of making the historic decision on May 9, 2018 to make a peaceful and democratic transition of power, much as we wanted it to happen – and in my case, I have dedicated 52 years of life to this goal.

The opportunity provided by the historic May 9, 2018 decision must not be wasted to set the country on a new direction away from a sham democracy, kakistocracy, a failed state and a global kleptocracy to a leading nation of integrity and a Tiger economy, which is united, democratic, just, progresive and prosperous.

This is a mission which cannot be accomplished in 100 days, two years or in one five-year general election cycle, but will engage the commitment and dedication of patritoic Malaysians for a decade or two.

At this stage, we are still feeling the reveberrations from the historic decision of May 9, 2018, viz:

· The cracking up of UMNO, which for six decades, have virtually claimed the divine right to rule Malaysia – with another MP leaving UMNO, leaving the party with 43 MPs, and another five allegedly set to quit UMNO;

· The resort to the toxic politics of lies, hate, fear, race and religion which culminated in the Anti-ICERD rally of 8th December 2018. There was both pros and cons – among the pros, the country moving solidly towards a democratic state where the people can speak and assembly peacefully and in accordance with the law; among the cons, the lengths the practitioners of lies, hate, fear, race and religion are capable of going to pursue their selfish and petty political interests at the national expense.

The monstrous 1MDB scandal, which cast Malaysia to perdition by being condemned by the world as a global kleptocracy, must be a terrible lesson for all Malaysians, that we must never again allow the nation to be pawned to anyone’s greed for power or wealth and that the interests of all Malaysians of diverse races and religions and future generations must always take higher priority than the interest of one man or group of persons, however exalted their position or power.

(Speech by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang at the launching of the Malay Mail book, “100 Days, 100 Pictures” in Kuala Lumpur on Friday, 14th December 2018 at 5 pm)

  1. #1 by drngsc on Monday, 17 December 2018 - 9:01 am

    The events of the last two weeks, must surely show the Harapan coalition that after achieving the easier victory in GE 14, we are now faced with a more formidable fore of the enemy within. Let me state the obvious. It is obvious that Tun never had any reformist agenda for Malaysia in his mind. Neither is he capable of thinking beyond DUMNO and her survival. The only reform that he wants is to reform DUMNO. Killing the old DUMNO 1.0 led by Najib to DUMNO 2.0 led by himself and his designated successor chosen by him. Taking in scums from ex-DUMNO and even justifying it by calling them “good scums” must certainly tell alot about his objective. The Harapan Presidential Council must quickly meet and put an end to this “undemocratic increase” in Bersatu MP numbers, so that they gradually become the majority party in Harapan, thereby justifying a greater say. Now Bersatu only has about 16 MPs. PUT A STOP TO THIS. In GE 14, in some seats, the people elected DUMNO over Harapan. They wanted DUMNO. Now, these same DUMNO MPs wants to join Bersatu/Harapan. If you accept these people, you have gone against the wishes of the people in that constituency. That is undemocratic. These party hopping and acceptance by Bersatu, is a threat to Harapan and new Malaysia. Tu only wants Najib out and DUMNO 2.0 to return. What then is the solution. GET TUN OUT while you still can. Else risk return of DUMNO 2.0. Yes, it is not easy. Yes, it will be disruptive. Yes, Bersatu will fight you tooth and nail. BUT, for Malaysia, that is necessary. It is unlikely that we can reform Tun. The other solution is to pray to the Almighty to act ( if you know what I mean ). The needs of the many, far outweighs the needs of a few. There is still time to act. If you wait another month, with the exodus forecasted, it may be too late. They are holding meetings almost nightly. They are plotting and scheming and bargaining. Corrupt DUMNO boys are being promised no prosecution, for their support for DUMNO 2.0. This Tun is wily and cunning. We knew that. We took a chance. We have miscalculated. Now we have to do the right, tough thing. GET RID OF TUN, before it is too late. Please hold a clandestine meeting with PKR and Amanah and show them the facts. Get their support. GET RID OF TUN and if necessary GET RID OF BERSATU, while they are still weak. Let DSAI take over 1st January. DSAI as PM and LKS as deputy PM to begin the reformation for new Malaysia. The time is now. No time to waste. They are plotting.

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