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Ten Questions to be answered by the Malaysians voting in the 15GE today

Ten questions to be answered by the Malaysians voting in the 15th General Election today are:

  1. Whether the voting turnout today can exceed 80%.
  2. Whether Anwar Ibrahim will be the 10th Prime Minister of Malaysia.
  3. Whether Pakatan Harapan on its own can form the Federal Government in Putrajaya beating the two other coalitions — UMNO/Barisan and Perikatan Nasional of Bersatu and PAS.
  4. Whether Malaysia can be saved and worth saving.
  5. Whether Malaysia will stop its descent from a first-rate world-class nation in the last six decades into a second-rate mediocre country today and worse still, continued descent into a third-rate failed, divided, rogue, and kleptocratic nation by Malaysia’s Centennial in four decades or whether Malaysia can reverse the fate and trajectory of a failed, divided, rogue and kleptocratic state in the next four decade and to become again a first-rate world-class plural nation.
  6. Whether Malaysia can return to the original nation-building principles to be found in the Constitution and Rukun Negara — constitutional monarchy, parliamentary democracy, separation of powers, rule of law, good governance, public integrity, meritocracy, respect for human rights, and national unity from our multi-racial, multi-lingual, multi-religious, and multi-cultural diversity where there are no first-class and second-class citizens whether based on race, religion or region.
  7. Whether UMNO can be saved and reject the Najib Razak and Zahid Hamidi’s legacy of kleptocracy and kakistocracy, and return to the original ideals and principles of UMNO as espoused the first four UMNO Presidents, Onn Jaafar, Tunku Abdul Rahman, Razak Hussein and Hussein Onn who all condemned corruption, abuse of public power and breach of trust of public officials.
  8. Whether Malaysia can be one of the top 30 countries of the world in terms of having a clean and honest government and minimal corruption in public life.
  9. Whether Malaysia can continue be way ahead of other countries, like China, Indonesia, India and Middle East countries in the annual Transparency International (TI) Corruption Perception Index (CPI) and not be overtaken by China before 2030 and by Indonesia, India and the Middle East countries by before 2040.
  10. Whether Malaysia can succeed in creating a Bangsa Malaysia, not by eliminating ethnic or religious identities whether Malay, Chinese, Indian, Dayak, Kadazan, or Islamic, Buddhist, Hindu or Christian but by celebrating our diverse ethnic, linguistic, religious, and cultural identities under one large rubric of a Malaysian identity — the great diversity is an asset and strength rather than a liability of Malaysia


(Media Statement by DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang in Penang on Saturday, 19th November 2022)

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