DAP and Amanah have not abandoned Anwar in favour of Mahathir as it is the surest way for Anwar to become Prime Minister

DAP dan Amanah tidak mengabaikan Anwar dengan memilih Mahathir, pilihan ini adalah pilihan yang paling berkemungkinan untuk Anwar menjadi Perdana Menteri

Persoalan yang berlegar di dalam fikiran ramai orang sekarang adalah kenapa DAP dan Amanah memilih Mahathir Mohamad sebagai calon perdana Perdana Menteri dan bukannya Anwar Ibrahim.

Mereka silap.

DAP dan Amanah tidak pernah mengabaikan Anwar dengan memilih Mahathir, pilihan ini pilihan yang paling berkemungkinan untuk mengangkat Anwar sebagai Perdana Menteri.

Kita tidak boleh terus dibelenggu dengan sejarah silam, jika tidak, keputusan bersejarah 9 Mei 2018 untuk membawa pertukaran kerajaan secara aman dan demokratik mungkin tidak akan berlaku.

Pada masa yang sama, kita tidak boleh bersifat oportunistik atau mengorbankan prinsip-prinsip asas kita untuk membawa reformasi kepada institusi-institusi negara dan membawa perubahan secara demokratik.

Kesilapan telahpun berlaku sepanjang 22 bulan pentadbiran kerajaan Pakatan Harapan dan kita tidak boleh mengulangi semula kesilapan-kesilapan ini jika kita berjaya mengembalikan semula mandat yang telah diberikan oleh rakyat pada Pilihan Raya Umum ke-14.

Selesainya persoalan mengenai calon Perdana Menteri dan perihal peralihan kuasa di antara Mahathir sebagai Perdana Menteri kesembilan kepada Anwar sebagai Perdana Menteri kesepuluh, satu sistem untuk mencapai persetujuan berkenaan lantikan utama dalam pakatan haruslah dipersetujui.

Namun, kita harus bersifat realistik. Dengan semua faktor ini sekalipun, tidak ada jaminan yang kita akan berjaya untuk mengembalikan semula mandat rakyat ini.

Seperti yang dinyatakan secara bersama oleh Setiausaha Agung DAP dan Presiden Amanah dalam kenyataan bersama mereka semalam, dan seperti yang dapat dilihat dalam mesyuarat sekretariat Pakatan Harapan dan kenyataan bersama yang dikeluarkan oleh para pemimpin tiga parti PH ini, Pakatan Harapan akan terus bersama sebagai satu unit politik yang bersatu teguh untuk menyatukan semua kumpulan politik dalam negara yang berkongsi aspirasi untuk menyelamatkan Malaysia dengan melaksanakan reformasi institusi dan membawa perubahan demokratik dalam negara kita.

(Kenyataan Media Ahli Parlimen DAP Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang pada hari Selasa 23 Jun 2020)


The question buzzing in most minds in the past one week is why DAP and Amanah have abandoned Anwar Ibrahim in favour of Mahathir Mohamad.

They are wrong.

DAP and Amanah had never abandoned Anwar in favour of Mahathir as it is the surest way for Anwar to become Prime Minister.

We must not be prisoner of the past or the historic decision of May 9, 2018 bringing about a peaceful and democratic change of government would not have taken place.

We must not be opportunistic either and never sacrifice our basic principles for institution reform and democratic change.

Mistakes have been made in the 22 months of Pakatan Harapan government and we must not repeat these mistakes if we succeed in restoring the mandate of the voters in the 14th General Election.

With the question of the Prime Minister settled with regard to the transition of Mahathir as the ninth Prime Minister to Anwar as the tenth Prime Minister in six months’ time, a coalition system of decision-making with regard to major appointments and mode of Cabinet governance would have to be agreed upon.

But we must realistic. Even with all these factors in place, there is no guarantee of success to restore the mandate of the voters in the 14th General Election.

As stated by the DAP Secretary-General and the Amanah President in a joint statement yesterday, and evidenced by the meeting of the Pakatan Harapan secretariat and the joint statement of the principal leaders of the three parties, Pakatan Harapan will continue as a united political movement to unite all like-minded political forces in the country to save Malaysia to effect institutional reforms and democratic change in the country.

(Media Statement by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang on Tuesday, 23rd June 2020)

  1. #1 by Bigjoe on Tuesday, 23 June 2020 - 1:35 pm

    Its amazing what they are saying DAP and Amanah giving up principle in order to take Putrajaya..All these critics who accuse DAP and Amanah just do not get it – THEY HATE US – the critics in particular..Its just those critics does not have to face their haters. Anyone of them running for office would not last very long..

    The issue isn’t that. Its how even if Mahathir helps take over Putrajaya, how do Anwar even stay in power since the Malays are against them? Most will not accept anything other than an ALL-Malay party to lead the country. Mahathir is not wrong in that regard and necessary to capture Putrajaya..

    Again, you cannot patch over a broken country and the only real solution lies in Sarawak and Sabah – every single corner of them must be supporter of Harapan – its the only possible long term solution..

  2. #2 by Bigjoe on Tuesday, 23 June 2020 - 4:39 pm

    What Irony, DAP who had been demonised by Mahathir for decades that now created the problem for him he most fear, is Mahathir’s strongest ally… There is Karma.

    The problem is UMNO-PAS-Bersatu , the prodigals who have turned on Mahathir will think somehow peddle the theory that their wrongdoing will also be forgiven like the false equivalent of DAP they peddle for decades, there is nothing to fear of their wrongs, past, present or future.

  3. #3 by Bigjoe on Tuesday, 23 June 2020 - 9:50 pm

    Does it not bother anyone that Mahathir simply dismiss that not many Malays would listen to him if he was not PM – he the architect of Malay economics and politics for more than 4 decades, they ultimately will not listen but instead take his worst method and culture and make it even worst?

    You have to ask what Mahathir has build in four decades of his influence? Seriously, can such power at any cost, using hate and prejudices, abuse while sprinkling some benefits to those marginalised and oppressed to satiate their anger.. Is it sustainable? Can it be more than a House of Cards?

  4. #4 by Bigjoe on Wednesday, 24 June 2020 - 10:24 am

    Mahathir reminded the Malays – the old adage Melayu tak kan hilang. But Malay politicians, most of them from Mahathir – Bersatu, UMNO, PAS, even some in PKR and those of GPS, pemimpin politik Melayu patut hilang..

  5. #5 by Bigjoe on Thursday, 25 June 2020 - 8:34 am

    Can Anwar do it? Can Anwar convinced enough Malays that MOST of their traditional political leaders are corrupt, morally bankrupt and should go away when survey after survey shows most Malays will still vote for them? Even Mahathir is not convinced it can be done..

    Melayu tak akan hilang, tapi kebanyakan Pemimpin Melayu harus hilang?

    Is it possible?

  6. #6 by Bigjoe on Friday, 26 June 2020 - 6:36 am

    Najib ask why Mahathir cannot work with other leaders? Because what Mahathir created, Perwaja, Proton, abusive power, were mistakes and wrong. Najib and Rosmah are mistakes and wrong. UMNO Baru, Muhiyiddin’s Bersatu, Azmin and even the infected Hadi’s PAS are mistakes and wrong. Its a House of Cards.

  7. #7 by Bigjoe on Saturday, 27 June 2020 - 11:57 am

    Shafie Apdal as PM is definitely a possible solution to the current precarious position of UMNO-PAS in power. In some ways it something Sabah had thought it was promised one of their son be PM since Malaysia Agreement.

    Fact of matter, Malays will not accept a multi-racial party to lead the country. Anwar’s vision too far ahead of times even now possibly even never despite the promise of our founding.

    What is DAP to do? It is not DAP’s problem, its between PKR and Warisan but DAP actually is the key decider..

  8. #8 by Bigjoe on Sunday, 28 June 2020 - 11:26 am

    Replacing the speaker is bad faith? LOL. Much of Muhiyiddin appt and removal are bad faith.. Is there any leader on Perikatan, including PAS not acting in bad faith?

    The problem with Shafie being PM, is not he is not qualified but rather let’s admit he is still fresh from his stain of being in UMNO and his entire entourage cannot be trusted to fight corruption and abuse. Shafie can be PM but the conditions including his accountability belongs to Harapan.. Harapan must own him. And let’s admit it, its unfair to Anwar, no reason at all why Anwar does not deserve it more but one simple fact, the Malays are racist and prejudicial and will not let him and Mahathir made it and cannot and likely will not fix it.

  9. #9 by tmc on Friday, 3 July 2020 - 5:46 pm

    http://www.financetwitter.com/2020/06/grab-the-power-first-stupid-heres-why-perikatan-nasional-succeeded-but-pakatan-harapan-fails.html Anwar and his team must stop all the waffling and get on the bandwagon of Tun, support Shafie as PM, it’s the most workable option really, and he as DPM. Stop all the stupid talk publicly and the clandestine meetings with your enemies. Unless he has another deal going on with the current admin? Time is running out for AI, and he knows it but his team still baying for the moon. Let’s put AI and his PKR to a simple test, defeat the proposal to replace the current speaker and deputy speaker. Is AI brave enough ? Time and tide waits for no man, this is so trite and so true.

  10. #10 by Bigjoe on Tuesday, 7 July 2020 - 3:04 pm

    You really have to ask, while Harapan has its issues, Harapan is formally has a ideological pact – reformasi..Perikatan on the other hand is bounded not by ideology but race and religion and desperation for power and power being the top reason they are together..

    Harapan has no clear path to power BUT Perikatan has a clear path to hold on to power at its worst unless they sabotage each other..

    Like it or not, this is the state of our national conversation or nationhood. Its not about what we want to build but rather about who gets to say what..

  11. #11 by tmc on Sunday, 12 July 2020 - 3:39 pm

    Anwar’s credibility with the rakyat hinges on whether he is able to defeat the motion to replace the Speaker and Deputy Speaker with Azhar and Azalina. Any tradeoff to abstain from voting or lose or for his selection into the select committee will be disastrous to him personally as the head of the coalition.

  12. #12 by Bigjoe on Monday, 13 July 2020 - 6:20 am

    Speaker will be replaced. Its about power first, then race and religion. The only one to stop it is Najib and UMNO and they do not care.. I am horrified anyone would think it can be otherwise? What is this about conscience, soul and even Anwar’s credibility? We are a broken nation, no ifs and buts.

  13. #13 by Bigjoe on Tuesday, 14 July 2020 - 10:07 am

    Well, well.. The removal of Speaker vote is interesting, not because it got 111 vote but because the opposed was 109. What it really means is Muhiyiddin remain with the upper hand because UMNO-PAS cannot win Putrajaya without Bersatu agreeing.. Muhiyiddin-Najib remain at impasse.

    The underlying instability of PN is enormous, full of jockeying for self interest by many parties within and outside PN. Within that instability who can rise?

  14. #14 by Bigjoe on Friday, 24 July 2020 - 7:16 pm

    Now we know why Musa Aman was let go of his corruption charges.. To do the dirty deeds in Sabah… Such Medieval Feudalism in 21st century Malaysia and few can see its guaranteed doom for Malaysia.. Malay Agenda? Malaysia as a country is already doomed.

  15. #15 by Bigjoe on Saturday, 25 July 2020 - 12:00 pm

    It’s highly interesting “analysts” think the biggest problem with Muhiyiddin rejoining UMNO is who is going to be PM. Its not. The biggest problem is Malay leaders losing credibility they can really reform UMNO and Malay politics after promising they would.

    Never before have you heard Sarawak and Sabah says Malaysia is not Tanah Melayu. Malay leadership and along with their ideology is being questioned. Muhiyiddin’ Bersatu and Azmin”s faction joining UMNO under less than absolute and total control over current UMNO leaders is big erosion of Malay leadership in this country, Sarawak and Sabah ignore at their own losses.

    Muhiyiddin joining UMNO to hold on to power, its just dooming the country to theocratic racism.

  16. #16 by Bigjoe on Sunday, 26 July 2020 - 12:47 am

    I really do not understand all these talk caused by Tengku Razaleigh suggestion that Najib and Zahid Hamidi”sacrifice” for the sake of the Malays. The issue isn’t whether it will happen or not but rather most commentators are non-Malays and says it will not happen while Malays do not comment, meaning they agree it will not happen but accept it.

    The issue is Malays accept corruption of its leaders. Period.

  17. #17 by Bigjoe on Sunday, 26 July 2020 - 5:27 pm

    Here is an interesting question from suggestion, more like argument by Tajuddin Abdul Rahman to let UMNO members decide about who should lead UMNO and eventually the nation if Muhiyiddin joins back UMNO.

    Most UMNO members accept corruption, there is no question about it. So should UMNO members be allowed to select their leaders who they will almost certaintly be the leader of the country should Muhiyiddin joins with UMNO? If they are and select a corrupt leader, what does it mean? If they they are not allowed to select their leader, what does that mean?

  18. #18 by Bigjoe on Monday, 27 July 2020 - 2:35 am

    Why is Tuan Ibrahim reply that PAS not pushing Act 355 is different now they are in power not the biggest headline? It gives me nightmare those who claim they have divine mandate, their position on issues, biggest issues, depend on their hold on political power.. How does it not give everyone nightmares??

    How can anyone think our future will not be a corrupt theocracy?

  19. #19 by Bigjoe on Monday, 27 July 2020 - 2:40 am

    How can Sarawak and Sabah not having nightmares PAS is in power in Putrajaya with Tuan Ibrahim’s reply? How can PH Sarawak find it hard to convince even rural Sarawakian their way of life is in clear and present danger?

  20. #20 by Bigjoe on Tuesday, 28 July 2020 - 4:02 am

    Upko rebuke of Tajuddin’s Malaysia is Tanah Melayu should scare Sarawakian and Sabahan even more especially their policy respond is to educate Children about MA63. Firstly, Sabah and Sarawak has largely surrendered their education policies to Federal Govt, the ministry of education which is a key pillar of Tajuddin’s point of view.

    Secondly, a respond for key founding principle and Constitutional question they have worked on for DECADES, with a proposal that will take decades to effect, is plain apathy no less.

    It is highly depressing to watch Sarawak and Sabah politician respond to their very own issue of fundamental way of life.

  21. #21 by Bigjoe on Tuesday, 28 July 2020 - 2:45 pm

    So now Bersatu-UMNO is at loggerheads, what is Anwar and PH plan to get back Putrajaya?

  22. #22 by Bigjoe on Wednesday, 29 July 2020 - 10:11 am

    Nobody in Sarawak and Sabah find it highly uncomfortable PAS top leaders visited Najib just after his conviction meaning they do not give a crock what anyone who does not think like they do…?????

  23. #23 by Bigjoe on Wednesday, 29 July 2020 - 12:13 pm

    I find it incredulous no one pick up more on Zahid Hamidi comment that UMNO is going to do something drastic because of Najib’s conviction. Najib holds no position in UMNO so why do UMNO have to do something drastic because of his conviction?

    It proves a few thing. Firstly Najib-Zahid Hamidi +corrupt have been in control of UMNO. They were waiting for Muhiyiddin to free Najib and others before deciding what to do politically because they thought Muhiyiddin needed them. They have gotten message otherwise. What Muhiyiddin has insisted on since he took over is certain seat allocation that guarantees his position and the message is its up to UMNO to give him what he and Bersatu wants.

    What Najib-Zahid Hamidi UMNO has to decide is follow through on their threat or back off which is a tough decision. To follow through on their threat, it must be soon. The longer they take, the more UMNO leaders will be sent packing so they must cave.

    In other words, it’s most likely election will be soon or more UMNO leaders go to jail.

  24. #24 by Bigjoe on Thursday, 30 July 2020 - 3:45 am

    Perak DAP ADUN bought for RM5m, Sabah DAP nominated ADUN bought for RM15m? DAP got serious problems if it cannot vet candidates properly after so many decades…

  25. #25 by Bigjoe on Thursday, 30 July 2020 - 6:03 pm

    How does GPS in Sarawak justify all its partners are in a religo racist coalition that is their ideology to destroy Sarawak way of life?

  26. #26 by Bigjoe on Friday, 31 July 2020 - 4:31 am

    It seems Muhiyiddin has read UMNO correctly that there are enough in UMNO that will not topple his govt over the corruption cases of its leaders. However, it may be still so, that UMNO will not cede its seats to Muhiyiddin and Bersatu meaning the optimal solution is for the jailing of corrupt UMNO leaders until the path is clear for the merger of Bersatu and UMNO with Muhiyiddin leading UMNO and Muafakat Nasional.

    Its the rise of Muafakat Nasional, a hegemonist coalition. What is Anwar and PH answer to that? Truth is its GPS Sarawak and Sabah parties that decides and their history is one of not deciding.

  27. #27 by Bigjoe on Friday, 31 July 2020 - 11:11 am

    PH answer to Bersatu and Muhiyiddin predicament, the rise of Muafakat Nasional is to offer them return to PH? Seriously? It’s the best PH can do? The idea is unstable even if Anwar and PH mean it sincerely and it is unlikely Muhiyiddin will chose it over letting Muafakat Nasional taking over Perikatan. It is doubtful Muhiyiddin can even pull it off with his party intact.

    Anwar better have a better answer..

  28. #28 by Bigjoe on Saturday, 1 August 2020 - 3:14 am

    Reformist Vs Hegemonist consisting of corrupt and racist-religo-political cult. This country is in very very bad shape when the leading party actually want and need to join the hegemonist

  29. #29 by Bigjoe on Saturday, 1 August 2020 - 3:35 pm

    Abang Jo concern about Covid 19, not Maufakat Nasional, classic excuse of Sarawak BN leaders to run away from rock and a hard place. With Maufakat Nasional, by the time anyone says I told you so, its way too late.

  30. #30 by Bigjoe on Sunday, 2 August 2020 - 2:29 am

    The more important contest in Sabah between Bersatu and UMNO has already begun and it does not look very good for Bersatu and the country.. While most of talk and noise is just marking of territory by the two party and cannot be extrapolated, the fact Bersatu feel the need to make such loud empty demand and ambition they will lose, does not send a lot of confidence their contest in Peninsula will be very positive for them

  31. #31 by Bigjoe on Friday, 7 August 2020 - 5:56 am

    The charge and arrest on LGE is obviously political but what politics? What will jailing of LGE give PN? It will not win over non Malay votes. So why? Its to satiate the lust to attack DAP and racism. Its indulgence, luxuriating in worst impulses of racism. Worst, its incompetence and failure to govern.

  32. #32 by Bigjoe on Friday, 7 August 2020 - 5:59 am

    Bersatu will fall. Muafakat will take over and LGE may never come out of jail if a judge sends him in

  33. #33 by Samantha Loh on Saturday, 8 August 2020 - 1:36 pm

    Dear YB Lim,

    Solidarity with YB LGE. My family contributed RM150.00.

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