Last-minute and final appeal to outstation voters of Cameron Highlands to return to vote tomorrow and transform the by-election from the jaws of death to an even greater historic victory for the people than the 14th General Election on May 9, 2018

I have just come out of Orang Asli Kampong Pangan in Pos Menson, and my visit has reinforced my call for a New Deal for Orang Asli as the Barisan Nasional had failed in sixty years to make meaningful and substantial strides to bring the Orang Asli community to the national mainstream of development.

A New Deal for Orang Asli to ensure that they could be uplifted to be at par with the other communities in 30 years by 2050 after 60 years of JAKOA failure is more meaningful than having an Orang Asli candidate in the Cameron Highlands by-election.

I had made a statement at noon today that Barisan Nasional has the upper hand and will win the Cameron Highlands by-election unless a miracle happens tomorrow with an unexpected influx of outstation voters defying normal trends to save the seat for Pakatan Harapan.

This gloomy forecast has been supported by think tank Ilham which predicted a win for the Barisan Nasional in tomorrow’s by-election.

I thank civil society leader Ambiga Sreenevasan, who described herself as one of Pakatan Harapan’s toughest critics, for responding to my call and also urging outstation voters of Cameron Highlands to suffer the difficulties by going back to Cameron Highlands to cast their vote as the Pakatan Harapan government is “one million times” better than the previous government.

I am making the unprecedented move, two hours before the end of official campaigning for the Cameron Highlands by-election, to make a last-minute final call to the some 5,000-odd outstation voters in Cameron Highlands to take the trouble, despite great inconvenience and hardships including having to return to Cameron Highlands twice in ten days for the outstation Chinese voters, because they are the only ones who could turn the Cameron Highland s by-election from the jaws of defeat for Pakatan Harapan to an even greater historic victory for the people than the 14th General Election on May 9, 2018.

Outstation voters from other constituencies do not have the opportunity to undo the Barisan Nasional advantage in Cameron Highlands by-election and to represent the whole country and future generations to say a clear and categorical “No” to any

“Save Najib” campaign for a political comeback and return of Najib to Putrajaya as Prime Minister of Malaysia in the 15th General Election by 2023.

This is a historic responsibility of the outstation voters of Cameron Highlands, and I urge them to rise up to the occasion although they have to make considerable sacrifices to do so.

(Media Statement by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang in Habi, Cameron Highlands on Friday, 25th January 2019 at 10 pm)

  1. #1 by good coolie on Saturday, 26 January 2019 - 1:07 pm

    If Najib can come back as PM, he will get a new AG who will clear Najib of all wrongdoing. Najib will then set up 2MDB to save Malaysia. Maukah macam itu?

  2. #2 by drngsc on Saturday, 26 January 2019 - 9:25 pm

    Well Kit. The results is out. BN has won. You have lost. The people of Camerons, on behalf of the people of Malaysia has spoken loud and clear. Bring about ALL the reforms that you have promised, else GE 15 may end up like Camerons. I know that you and your team worked hard. But your partners in Harapan support is shameful. That old man spoke and forget the candidates name? Please seriously consider leaving Harapan and become a third force, and Harapan friendly. Even the Chinese are getting very restless and upset with Harapan’s performance and DAP performance in the government ( with a few exceptions ). All you promised reforms have not even begin to happen. Please take Cameron’s result as a timely warning. You have 4 years to get reforms started or risk GE 15. And this is a friendly warning from a friend.

  3. #3 by Sallang on Saturday, 2 February 2019 - 4:15 pm

    A True Story.
    On 1st February 2019, my children with grand children woke up at 5.30am to catch the Air Asia, 9.00am flight to Kuching. Despite a delay of one hour, the plane landed safely at 12.00 noon.
    Somehow, due to unforeseen circumstances, the pre-arranged van did not turn up. So taking the staged bus is the only option for the 4hr journey to Sri Aman.
    Unfortunate things can happen, the bus broke down at the town of Serian.
    The anxiety to go home is another 2 hrs away, and not sure where to find alternative transport. The time now is 7pm.
    Distressful and frantic calls are made, and THE van from Sri Aman turned up an hour later.
    Happily this family scrambled into the van and moved on.
    Its sheer bad luck, after an hour or so,the van had a punctured tyre.
    Now the changing of tyre have to be done in pitch darkness, except for some brightness of several smart phones.
    The family finally reached home in Sri Aman at 10.00 pm.
    How to expect them to return for By Election if this is the case?
    1)Is the transport system in Sarawak so bad?
    2)If due to the distance, and Kuching taxis refused to go all the way to small towns like Sri Aman, some sort of connecting transport should be planned. Shouldnt it?
    3) Is building a railway line from Kuching to Sri Aman, Sibu,Miri practical?
    Message to minister of transport, this is more urgent than “cannot pau” driving test.
    I agree with you, cannot “pau”, to cut corruption.
    However, you must abolish the “theory” part, which is the reason for “pau”

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