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DAP will not be MCA2 and MCA cannot be DAP2

A new political myth is making the rounds in Malaysia, that with the DAP in a silent mode, there’s need for a Third Force in the country.

According to this myth, as DAP has become MCA2, MCA should become DAP2.

There cannot be a greater misreading of political trends and dynamics in Malaysia as DAP will not be MCA2 and MCA cannot be DAP2.

It is akin to political imbecility to believe that MCA, after being almost eliminated in the 14th General Election, could evolve to become DAP2, when up to now, MCA dare not cut its umbilical cord with UMNO and  no MCA leader has the  conviction and temerity to denounce the 1MDB scandal and  the former Prime Minster,
Datuk Seri Najib Razak  for bringing the
country to Malaysia’s worst depths of international infamy, ignominy and iniquity by
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Stephen Wong’s untimely death – loss of a great Malaysian and a great Sabahan

We have lost a great Malaysian and a great Sabahan with the untimely death of Datuk Stephen Wong, Sabah DAP Chairman, DAP Central Executive Committee Member, Sabah Minister for Health and Wellbeing and Sandakan MP.

Wong is a dedicated political worker for the wellbeing and greatness of Malaysia and Sabah, the very embodiment of the example that it is no contradiction to be one at the same time a great Malaysian and a great Sabahan.

Wong had served Malaysia and Sabah well since elected as Member of Parliament for Sandakan in 2013 and re-elected in 2018 as well appointed Sabah Minister for Health and Wellbeing in the past ten months.

Before his active role in DAP Sabah, Wong was Sandakan Councillor and Secretary-General of the Sandakan Chamber of Commerce.

(Media Statement by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang in Parliament on Thursday, 28th March 2019)

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Two tasks for the 450 DAP Councillors to build a New Malaysia – to establish a clean and incorruptible culture of service and to be a force to promote understanding, tolerance, unity and harmony among diverse races, religions and cultures in Malaysia

I am somewhat surprised not that we have a retreat for local councillors, but that we have quite a large number of some 450 local councillors in the country – apart from the 42 DAP Members of Parliament and 119 State Assembly men/women in the country.

DAP has come a long way since our puny establishment 53 years ago, and it is important that the present generation of DAP leaders, in particular the DAP Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Members of Parliament, State Ministers and Exco and State Assembly representatives as well as the 450 local councillors should never forget where the DAP came from and where we want to go – the DAP came from ordinary Malaysians regardless of race or religion and our common objective is to help build a just, clean, free, democratic, united and prosperous Malaysia.
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My 2018 Christmas Wish – that Pakatan Harapan can win the next few general elections to accomplish the building of a New Malaysia with the resolution of the inter-party and intra-party PH problems, differences and conflicts

I am making a Christmas wish today – that Pakatan Harapan will grow from strength to strength to win the next few general elections so as to accomplish the building of a New Malaysia with the resolution of the various inter-party and intra-party Pakatan Harapan problems, differences and conflicts.

I am not a Christian but that does not prevent me from making a Christmas wish, just as my making a Hari Raya wish would not make me a Muslim.

One reason for making this Christmas wish is to elaborate on what I said in Luoyang, Henan last Thursday, where I responded to a FaceBook post from Tan Sri Clement Hii to explain why DAP would never become a MCA2. Read the rest of this entry »

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Why DAP will not become a second MCA

I was informed of a FaceBook post about me on the FaceBook of Tan Sri Clement Hii, as follows:

“FOR A BETTER MALAYSIA, HE NEVER GAVE UP.

“He got agitated when I mentioned people might see DAP as another MCA if it didn’t continue to push for its reform agenda now that it’s part of the ruling coalition. That’s vintage Lim Kit Siang – he won’t want anything to do with the previous regime which he sees as kleptocratic and spineless. I first met him in the 70s when I was a budding journalist, and many decades later, I find that he hasn’t wavered in his fight for a better and fairer country.
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Hanif’s cock-and-bull story that DAP wants Peninsular Malaysia to be partitioned into two parts, the West for Chinese and the East for Malays, is a rare and colossal act of mischief and irresponsibility by a former top cop

I have been thinking about the outrageous claim by the former Inspector-General of Police, Tun Hanif Omar, who said that the DAP proposal to split Peninsular Malaysia between the Malays and the non-Malays was detailed in a Special Branch intelligence report sent to him in his capacity as police chief of staff in the National Operations Council (Mageran) in 1969.

It would appear that the Special Branch knew more about the DAP than the DAP itself!

This is total news to DAP leaders and I myself, who was DAP Secretary-General for 30 years from 1969-1999, DAP National Chairman for five years from 1999 to 2004 and DAP Parliamentary Leader for 14 years from 2004 – 2018, have never heard of it.

I have just spoken to the founding National Chairman Dr. Chen Man Hin who will be 94 years old in another two months’ time. Dr. Chen, who was DAP National Chairman for 33 years from 1966 to 1999 and four-term Member of Parliament, confirmed that he had never heard of the preposterous and ridiculous proposal to partition Peninsular Malaysia into two parts, the West for the Chinese and the East for the Malays, which is against the very principle and objective of the DAP since the founding of the party in 1966. Read the rest of this entry »

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If Hanif is not senile, then he should act as a responsible former IGP but not be an irresponsible former top cop by failing to take cognizance of the “scorched earth” tactics of UMNO and PAS political opportunists and extremists in post-14GE exploiting the toxic and dangerous politics of race, religion, fear, hate and lies to new unprecedented levels

Former Inspector-General of Police, Tun Hanif Omar, has told Sinar Harian today that he is not senile, that he has got a good memory as he can still remember the Japanese bombing of Teluk Intan on 24th December 1941, when he was not yet three years old!

A person who is senile would not admit that he is senile, but I congratulate Hanif for having such a good memory. He is better than me as I could not remember what I did before I was three years old!

I had given Haniff 48 hours expiring around noon on Sunday to quote chapter and verse, date and place where I had made the preposterous and ridiculous proposal to partition Peninsular Malaysia into two parts, the West for the Chinese and the East for the Malays, for which he sent me to prison in 1969.

He failed to do so and his clarification to Sinar Harian today has not met my 48-hour deadline. Read the rest of this entry »

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My lawyers instructed to initiate legal proceedings against Hanif Omar if there is no satisfactory or acceptable response from the former IGP on his allegations against me by 12.30 pm tomorrow

My lawyers have been instructed to initiate legal proceedings against Tun Hanif Omar if there is no satisfactory or acceptable response from the former Inspector-General of Police on his allegations against me by 12.30 pm tomorrow.

Sinar Harian had reported Hanif as saying that he had put me in prison under the Internal Security Act in May 1969 because DAP wanted to divide Peninsular Malaysia into two parts after the 1969 General Election. the East Coast for the Malays and the West Coast for the Chinese.

This is a downright lie and falsehood, as neither DAP nor I had ever made such a preposterous proposal whether in 1969, before or after it. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hanif Omar tidak membantu reputasinya sebagai mantan ketua polis negara yang paling lama berkhidmat, dengan menjaja kisah-kisah mengarut tentang kerjayanya sebagai seorang anggota polis

Bekas Ketua Polis Negara, Tun Hanif Omar tidak membantu reputasinya sebagai mantan ketua polis negara yang paling lama berkhidmat, dengan menjaja kisah-kisah mengarut tentang kerjayanya sebagai seorang anggota polis.

Ini kali pertama saya mendengar kenyataan bahawa untuk memelihara keharmonian negara ini, beliau mesti berkeras sebagai sebagai seorang pegawai polis atasan dan memenjarakan saya pada 1969.

Beliau dilaporkan oleh Sinar Harian sebagai berkata Parti Perikatan membentuk Barisan Nasional susulan rusuhan pada 1969.

Hanif berkata:

“Masa itu Parti Perikatan bentuk Barisan Nasional sebab pada masa itu negara kita hampir hancur. DAP pula minta Malaya dibahagi kepada dua.

“Pantai Timur kepada Melayu dan Pantai Barat kepada Cina. Jadi jawapan saya macam mana? Saya masukkan Lim Kit Siang dalam penjara.

“Dua tahun dia dalam tu. Itu cara ‘cara Hanif’ mengambil tindakan semasa menjadi Ketua Polis Negara,” ujarnya.

Saya kelu apabila mendengar kenyataan itu, membuatkan saya tertanya-tanya sama ada Hanif sudah nyanyuk atau mempunyai agenda tersembunyi untuk memburuk-burukkan saya dan DAP.

Apa yang diperkatakan Hanif itu penuh dengan pelbagai kesalahan. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hanif Omar is not doing his reputation as country’s longest-serving top cop any service by retailing cock-and-bull stories about his past police career

Former Inspector-General of Police, Tun Hanif Omar, is not doing his reputation as the country’s longest-serving top cop any service by retailing cock-and-bull stories about his past police career.

This is the first time I had heard that to maintain the country’s harmony, he had to be tough as the top cop and put me behind bars in 1969.

Sinar Harian reported Hanif as saying that the Alliance had formed its successor coalition, BN, following the 1969 riots.

He said:

“At that time, the Alliance formed BN because the country was on the brink of destruction. DAP suggested that Peninsular Malaysia be split into two, East Coast for the Malays and the West Coast for the Chinese.

“What was my answer? I put Lim Kit Siang in prison.

“He was in (detention) for two years. That was Hanif’s way when I was the inspector-general of police.”

I am shocked beyond words, making me wonder whether Hanif has gone senile or he has suddenly adopted a secret agenda to demonise me and the DAP.

What Hanif said were replete with errors. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chong Siew Chiang suffered discrimination and denied the opportunity to be a great judge from Sarawak but it opened the way for Chong Chieng Jen to be leading Malaysian political leader

On May 9, 2018, by peacefully and democratically changing the incumbent government for 61 years, Malaysians set an example to the world at a time when democracy worldwide is in general retreat to the forces of autocracy and authoritarianism that there is still hope in the democratic aspiration.

I always believe that Malaysia has the potential to be a world class nation in the words of Bapa Malaysia Tunku Abdul Rahman to be “a beacon of light in a difficult and distracted world”.

However, in the past few years, Malaysia has fallen on bad times, and many Malaysians dare not even own up to being Malaysians when overseas, because Malaysia was scorned and joked about for becoming a global kleptocracy as a result of the monstrous 1MDB corruption and money-laundering scandal. Read the rest of this entry »

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Many thanks to Tajuddin for confirming that post-14GE, UMNO leaders and cybertroopers under Najib had launched a “scorched-earth” policy to take the vicious and toxic politics of race, religion, hate, fear and lies to an extremity never seen in Malaysia

I said at the opening of the DAP parliamentary service centre in Gelang Patah yesterday that we are in a new phase in politics in Malaysia in post-14th General Election, as UMNO leaders and cybertroopers under former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak have abandoned all pretensions of moderation, balance and 1Malaysian attitude to sabotage the Pakatan Harapan government, hoping that the Pakatan Harapan government in Putrajaya and in the various states would not last the full term, crack and disintegrate to allow UMNO to return to power before 15GE.

I must thank the former UMNO Deputy Minister, Tajuddin Rahman (MP for Pasir Salak) for confirming that post-14GE, UMNO leaders and cybertroopers under Najib had launched a “scorched-earth” policy to take the vicious and toxic politics of race, religion, hate, fear and lies to an extremity never seen in Malaysia before.
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Orang Aslis awaiting a by-election in Cameron Highlands to demonstrate their political awakening like the Malay, Chinese, Indians, Kadazans and Ibans in the 14GE to demand for a New Malaysia of justice, integrity, freedom and democracy

Pakatan Harapan candidate for Cameron Highlands, M. Manogaran, has filed an election petition to nullify the outcome of the election result for Cameron Highlands – alleging that eventual victor C Sivaraajh of MIC had bribed and threatened voters.

Manogaran lost Cameron Highlands by just 597 votes in the 14th General Election on May 9, 2018.

Cameron Highlands is the parliamentary constituency with the largest percentage of Orang Asli voters, constituting over 20 per cent of the electorate – even more than the number of Indian voters, although less than the Malay and Chinese voters.

Orang Aslis in Cameron Highlands are awaiting a by-election to demonstrate their political awakening like the Malay, Chinese, Indians, Kadazans and Ibans the historic and watershed 14th General Election on May 9, 2018 to demand for a New Malaysia of justice, integrity, freedom and democracy!
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Anthony Loke is the DAP Parliamentary Leader in 14th Parliament

Let me start by correcting the introduction just now. I was the DAP parliamentary leader when the DAP was in opposition in the 13th Parliament, but not the DAP Parliamentary Leader in the 14th Parliament.

By convention, the Prime Minister is the Leader of the House of Parliament, and in a governing coalition, the respective party parliamentary leaders will come from the senior party leaders.

The DAP Central Executive Committee has decided that the DAP Parliamentary Leader in the 14th Parliament will be the DAP National Organising Secretary Anthony Loke.
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Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang and Perlis will be the DAP’s new and third “front-line states” to bring about unity, justice, freedom and democracy in Malaysia

When DAP announced Penang as the “front-line state” in the battle for unity, justice, freedom and democracy in Malaysia, it took us 20 years before we could accomplish the mission in the 2008 General Elections when DAP led and formed the Pakatan Rakyat state government in Penang.

UMNO/Barisan Nasional did their worst in the past decade resorting to the politics of race, religion, fear, hatred and lies in particular to create the impression that the so-called “Chinese DAP” Penang State Government were oppressing and persecuting the Malays and Islam in Penang.

While the UMNO/BN campaign of lies had some effect outside Penang in Malaysia, becaue of ignorance, the people of Penang in particular the Malays in Penang knew better.
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DAP wants Pakatan Harapan Government to succeed not just 50 or 500 days, but for 5,000 days – which means winning the 15th and 16th General Elections

We have just passed the half-way mark of the first 100 days in office of the Pakatan Harapan Federal Government in Putrajaya.

There are teething problems in the first 50 days of the Pakatan Harapan government, whether at the federal level in Putrajaya or in the eight state governments involving Pakatan Harapan – namely Penang, Selangor, Kedah, Perak, Negri Sembilan, Malacca, Johore and Sabah – but we must always maintain a positive mindset that we want the Pakatan Harapan governments to suceed.

We not only want the Pakatan Harapan government to suceed in first 50 or 500 days but for 5,000 days – which would mean for more than two terms of five years each and the Pakatan Harapan winning the 15th and 16th General Elections!

This is a tall order as the reimagining and remaking of a New Malaysia is not meant for timorous souls but for courageous Malaysians who dare to dream big dreams for Malaysia to be a world top class nation in several fields of human endeavour by leveraging on our unique assets that come from the diversity of the races, religions, languages and cultures that constitute Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

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Has UMNO become an illegal political party?

How low and quick the mighty have fallen.

It was only six months ago that the 71st UMNO General Assembly was held in jubilation and hubris that UMNO was the only political party in the world that continued to rule and had never been defeated in elections since 1955, and was set to retain power not only in the imminent 14th General Election, but virtually to be the perpetual government of Malaysia!

But the nursery rhyme which my generation learnt in primary school in the fifties came to pass, viz:

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.

The fall had been so decisive and categorical that no UMNO leader dare to contradict or countermand the pronouncements of a headless, faceless and soulless creature, the self-proclaimed UMNO strategic media unit.

Are current UMNO leaders so ashamed of UMNO that they have to depend on a faceless, headless and soulless UMNO Strategic Media Unit to speak for them?

The faceless, headless and soulless UMNO Strategic Media Unit said in a statement yesterday that neither former Prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak nor the former director of the Barisan Nasional Strategic Media Unit controlled it. Read the rest of this entry »

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Will UMNO General Assembly apologise to DAP for its six-year ordeal when UMNO leaders/operatives misused their powers to influence the Registrar of Societies to break or ban the DAP?

I am giving a serious warning to UMNO leaders, aspirants and propagandists that they will be exposed if they continue to spread lies, fake news and false information about the DAP as they have done in previous UMNO General Assemblies and during the 14th General Election which saw UMNO’s fall from grace as the invincible ruling party of Malaysia

It is none of my concern as to which one of the seven candidates win the UMNO Presidency in post-14GE, which one of the three candidates wins the UMNO Deputy Presidency and who among the nine candidates become the three UMNO Vice Presidents in the UMNO General Assembly at the end of this month.

But UMNO post-14GE will stand exposed if it continues with the previous UMNO’s divisive and toxic politics of race, religion, hate, fear and lies especially peddling lies, fake news and false information about the DAP as anti-Malay, anti-Islam and anti-Royalty.

Whether UMNO heads into the sunset or into a new dawn is not my business. But it becomes my business if UMNO leaders continue peddle lies, fake news and false information about the DAP. Read the rest of this entry »

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Pakatan Harapan leaders, who made history on May 9, must ensure that history is made in Malaysia in the next five years to rebuild a New Malaysia with systemic and institutional reforms accompanied by mindset changes

I congratulate the DAP Ministers, Chief Minister, State Executive Councillors and State Ministers for they were all history makers in the political earthquake of May 9, 2018 to achieve a Malaysian Dream which generations of Malaysians had not thought possible to see come true in their lifetime.

Now the hard work has started, for the Pakatan Harapan leaders who made history on May 9 must ensure that history is made in Malaysia in the next five year to rebuild a New Malaysia with systemic and institution reforms accompanied by mindset changes. Otherwise, they will become history!

We must never lose sight that Pakatan Harapan at the Federal and State level, where we are also State Governments, must be always be a government for all Malaysians, regardless of whether they voted for Pakatan Harapan or otherwise – that we must truly serve all Malaysians, regardless of race, religion, region or politics.

We want to build a New Malaysia which is united, democratic, just and progressive.

For a thriving democracy, we must operate in a new political environment and culture where checks and balances are institutionalised in our system of governance. Read the rest of this entry »

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The 33.9% of the popular vote for UMNO/BN and 16.6% of popular vote for PAS in the 14GE did not realise that their vote would be used to support or prop up a kleptocratic Malaysia

At the DAP breaking-of-fast in Kuala Lumpur yesterday, I was glad to meet for the first time after the 14th General Election some of the DAP Malay Members of Parliament and State Assembly representatives, including Member of Parliament for Raub, Tengku Zulpuri Shah bin Raja Puji; Selangor State Assemblyman for Dusun Tua, Edry Faizal Eddy Yusof and State Assemblywoman for Bandar Utama Jamaliah Jamaludin; Pahang State Assemblywoman for Ketari Young Syefura Othman (Rara) on an occasion which was attended by DAP Secretary-General and Minister for Finance, Lim Guan Eng, and the other DAP leaders like the DAP National Chairman and MP for Cheras, Tan Kok Wai, DAP Deputy Secretary-General and MP for Seputeh Teresa Kok, National Publicity Secretary and MP for Damansara Tony Pua, DAP National Political Education Bureau Chairman Liew Chin Tong, MP for Segambut Hannah Yeoh, MP for Kota Kinabalu Chan Foong Hin, MP for Ipoh Timor Ong Kah Woh, MP for Taiping Teh Kok Lim and many others.

I have yet to meet after the historic May 9 poltical earthquake the other DAP Malay State Exco/Assembly representatives, like Johore State Exco Sheikh Umar Bagharib Ali (Paloh), Malacca State Exco Norhizam Hassan Baktee (Pengkalan Batu); Penang State Exco Zairil Khir Johari (Tanjong Bunga) and State Assemblywoman for Seri Delima Syerleena Abdul Rashid and Perak State Exco Dr. Abdul Aziz Bari (Tebing Tinggi).

But there is no doubt that the 14th General Election marked a major stride in the DAP’s struggle to fulfill the Malaysian Dream of all Malaysians, regardless of race, religion, region or politics, where Malaysia can purged themselves of the infamy and ignominy of being regarded worldwide as a global kleptocracy; and become a “beacon of light for a disturbed and distracted world” by being a showcase of how a nation of diverse races, religions, languages and cultures can succeed as an united, harmonious, democratic, progressive and prosperous Malaysia.

In the 14th General Election, the DAP fielded the most representative and inclusive slate of candidates for the parliamentary and state assembly candidates in party history – a total of 148 candidates comprising Chinese 108, Indian 23, Malay 10, KDM 3, Iban 3, Orang Asli 1. Read the rest of this entry »

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