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Can all political coalitions and parties agree that Malaysia should be the first nation in the world to deal with the bane of the information era — the toxic politics of lies, fear, hate, race, and religion?

(Versi BM)

The 15th General Election on November 19, 2022 has given rise to an “unity government” but can all political coalitions and political parties agree that Malaysia should be the first nation in the world to deal with the bane of the information era — the toxic politics of lies, fear, hate, race, and religion — which could destroy Malaysia or reduce it to a third-rate, failed, and divided nation in another three or four decades?

There is no guarantee that the task for a national reset by returning to the nation-building principles the nation’s founding fathers enshrined in the Malaysian Constitution and the Rukun Negara will succeed nor is it a mission which could be accomplished by one Prime Minister or in one general election, as it will take three or four decades.

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My 15GE theme “Malaysia is save-able; Malaysia is worth saving” vindicated — but are Malaysians prepared to take next step and unite on a Common Agenda for the next five years?

The swearing-in of Anwar Ibrahim as the 10th Prime Minister of Malaysia marked the end of a 24-year struggle of pain, suffering and sacrifice by one principled and soulful person and vindicated my election theme in the 15,000-kilometre journey throughout Malaysia in the two-week 15th General Election campaign that “Malaysia is save-able; Malaysia is worth saving”.

Despite a five-day high-tension political uncertainty, the impasse was resolved with a government comprising Pakatan Harapan-Barisan Nasional-Gerakan Parti Sarawak (GPS)-Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS)-Warisan and an Opposition led by Perikatan Nasional.

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DAP’s 24-year commitment to back Anwar all the way to bring about a Better Malaysia

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When the Yang di Pertuan Agong consented to appoint Anwar Ibrahim as the 10th Prime Minister of Malaysia, I texted him my congratulations.

Anwar phoned to thank me and I took the opportunity to tell him that his task as the 10th Prime Minister is to make Malaysia great again.

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Malaysia needs a new leader who can lead the country to punch beyond its weight in world affairs but not for the wrong reason as when we became “kleptocracy at its worst” recently.

(Versi BM)

Malaysia has fallen from its expectations on the formation of Malaysia to be a first-rate great world-class nation and has become a second-rate mediocre country after six decades and in danger of becoming a third-rate failed, divided and kleptocratic state on Malaysia Centennial in another four decades.

Malaysia needs a new leader who can lead the country to punch beyond its weight in world affairs but not for the wrong reason, as when we became “kleptocracy at its worst” recently.

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There should be no abduction of the process of parliamentary democracy and the new era of coalition politics in Malaysia should start on the right foot to realise Bapa Malaysia Tunku Abdul Rahman’s hope for Malaysia to be “a beacon of light in the difficult and distracted world”

(Versi BM)

In the last 24 hours, the Malaysian Dream for Malaysia to undo the failures of nation-building the last six decades and to restore Malaysia’s place among the great nations in the world instead of becoming a second-rate mediocre country and slipping further to become a third-rate failed, divided and kleptocratic state in four decades’ time has sprung back to life.

On 19th November, 2022, the 15th General Election result was testimony that despite disappointments, Malaysians inside the country and all over the world have not given up their aspiration for Malaysia to learn from the mistakes of six decades of nation-building so that Malaysia can again become a great world-class plural nation.

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Anwar Ibrahim as the leader with the biggest bloc of MPs who won the 15GE should be given the first chance to form the Federal Government in Putrajaya before others or Malaysia will not practising parliamentary democracy

(Versi BM)

Anwar Ibrahim, as the leader of the biggest bloc of Members of Parliament who won the 15th General Election, should be given the first chance to form the Federal Government in Putrajaya before others or Malaysia will not be practising parliamentary democracy.

Anwar should be given a time-frame to form the Federal Government, and if he is unable to get more than 112 MPs to support him, which is a simple majority in Parliament, only then should the Yang di Pertuan Agong ask the another candidate to try to form the Federal Government.

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Malaysia is in new era of coalition politics – I advocate a coalition government of PH (82), PN (73), Borneo Bloc (35) under Anwar Ibrahim as Prime Minister to form a coalition with the specific programme to reverse Malaysia’s decline and to make Malaysia a great world-class nation and to fight corruption

(Versi BM)

Malaysia has a hung Parliament as a result of the voting in the 15th General Election yesterday.

Malaysia is in the new era of coalition politics, and I advocate a coalition government of Pakatan Harapan (82 MPs), Perikatan Nasional (73 MPs) and Borneo Bloc (35 MPs) under Anwar Ibrahim as Prime Minister to form a coalition of with the specific programme to reverse Malaysia’s decline to make Malaysia a great world-class nation and to fight corruption.

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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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Advice to Muhyiddin and Hadi not to be desperadoes and not to go against the teachings of Islam and all great religions not to resort to lies and falsehood just for worldly gains

I arrived in Penang only at 5.30 am this morning.

After logging about 15,000 kilometres in the two-week election campaign since Nomination Day on Nov 5, 2022, covering Penang, Kedah, Perak, Selangor, Pahang, Malacca, Johore, Sabah and Sarawak to campaign for Pakatan Harapan candidates and Pakatan Harapan President Anwar Ibrahim to be made the 10th Prime Minister of Malaysia to head a Pakatan Harapan Federal Government in Putrajaya, speaking at two to three ceramahs a night, I took the last flight from Kuala Lumpur to Penang at 11.20 pm yesterday, 16th November 2022.

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Malaysians all over the world are rooting for Anwar Ibrahim to become the 10th Prime Minister to make Malaysia great again to rewrite Malaysia’s fate and trajectory to be a failed, rogue and divided nation by 2060 and instead to be “a beacon of light in a difficult and distracted world”

(Versi BM)

After logging about 15,000 kilometres since Nomination Day on Nov 5, 2022, covering Penang, Kedah, Perak, Selangor, Pahang, Malacca, Johore, Sabah and Sarawak to campaign for Pakatan Harapan candidates and Pakatan Harapan President Anwar Ibrahim to be made the 10th Prime Minister of Malaysia to head a Pakatan Harapan Federal Government in Putrajaya, speaking at two to three ceramahs a night, I took the last flight from Kuala Lumpur to Penang at 11.20 pm on Thursday, 17th November 2022 to help the Pakatan Harapan/DAP candidate for Tanjong, Penang, Lim Hui Ying, on the last day of the two-week election campaign.

I was dead tired from the travelling, but I was not deterred, despite my fall in front of the Kota Kinabalu hotel I was staying on Tuesday morning due to my missing one step and was determined to campaign for Pakatan Harapan to Save Malaysia from a failed, divided and rogue state in three or four decades.

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Pakatan Harapan can win outright and Anwar Ibrahim become the 10th Prime Minister, if Malaysians go all out to vote and achieve over 80 per cent voter turnout on Saturday

(Versi BM)

Open Letter to the Voters of Malaysia

Pakatan Harapan can win outright, and Anwar Ibrahim become the 10th Prime Minister if Malaysians go all out to vote and achieve over 80 per cent voter turnout on Saturday

I have tried my very best to impress on Malaysian voters in the 15GE to focus on one issue: how to regain Malaysia’s original dream to be a “beacon of light in a difficult and distracted world” as Malaysia has fallen to a second-rate mediocre nation after six decades, and we do not want to be a third-rate failed, divided, rogue, and kleptocratic state by Malaysia’s Centennial.

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I missed a step and fell outside my hotel at Kota Kinabalu this morning, but this is small fall compared to the big fall of Malaysia in the last six decades and the bigger fall in three or four decades’ time when Malaysia would fall from a first-rate world-class country to a third-rate failed, rogue and kleptocratic state

(Versi BM)

I missed a step and fell outside my hotel in Kota Kinabalu this morning, but this is a small fall compared to the big fall Malaysia experienced in the last six decades and the bigger fall in three or four decades’ time when Malaysia would fall from a first-rate world-class country to a third-rate failed, rogue, and kleptocratic state like Sri Lanka or Zimbabwe.

Three persons saw me fall in Kota Kinabalu this morning, but some 10 billion people throughout the world in four decades will see Malaysia fall from a first-rate world-class plural nation sixty years ago to a third-rate failed, rogue, and kleptocratic state in 2060.

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Call on Malaysian voters inside and outside the country to ensure that the voter turnout is more than 80% so that Anwar Ibrahim can become the 10th Prime Minister and save Malaysia from becoming a failed, rogue, and kleptocratic state in three or four decades

There are only three days of campaigning left for the 15th General Election as polling is on Saturday, November 19, 2022.

From my visit to various parts of the country it is clear that the wind of change is beginning to blow hard, especially after the dissolution of Parliament on Oct. 10, 2022, and the velocity of change took a quantum jump after Nomination Day on Nov. 5, to the extent that the “Court Cluster” in UMNO/BN coalition leadership, headed by their President Zahid Hamidi, is now no more as confident as before that the UMNO/BN coalition would be the clear winner in the 15GE to singly form the Federal Government in Putrajaya.

Zahid is putting up a brave front publicly but, he knows in his heart of hearts that he had dragged down the reputation, popularity and integrity of the UMNO/BN coalition to the lowest level in UMNO history, even to a lower level when UMNO was under the presidency of Najib Razak.

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If Pakatan Harapan wins the 15GE, I will set up a special office to promote the restoration of the rights of Sabah and Sarawak in accordance with Malaysia Agreement 1963

(Versi BM)

If Pakatan Harapan wins the 15th General Election and Anwar Ibrahm becomes the 10th Prime Minister of Malaysia , I will set up a special office to promote the restoration of the rights of Sabah and Sarawak in accordance with Malaysia Agreement 1963.

It is a great disgrace to Sabah and Malaysia that Sabah, with so many resources, is one of the poorest areas in Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

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DAP MPs opposed the 1976 Malaysian Constitution Amendment to downgrade Sabah and Sarawak from “territories” to “states” while all government MPs in Sabah and Sarawak voted in support of the Constitution Amendment

(Versi BM)

The 15th General Election on Nov. 19, 2022 is a Malaysian Parliamentary Election to elect the Federal Government in Putrajaya and decide who will be the 10th Prime Minister of Malaysia and not a Sabah state election to elect the Sabah state government and the Sabah state chief minister.

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The four candidates for 10th Prime Minister of Malaysia are Zahid Hamidi, Muhyddin Yassin, Hadi Awang and Anwar Ibrahim and not Mahathir Mohamad or Shafie Apdal

I want to comment on eight issues in the 15th General Election in this media conference.

Firstly, the 15th General Election is a parliamentary election to vote the coalition which will form the Federal Government in Putrajaya and who is to become the 10th Prime Minister of Malaysia, and not to vote for a Sabah State Government or who is to become the Sabah Chief Minister. Read the rest of this entry »

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From Lahad Datu, I call on voters in Malaysia to create a political tsunami with voter turnout of over 80 per cent on Polling Day on Nov. 19 to elect Anwar Ibrahim as the 10th Prime Minister of Malaysia and to save the country from becoming a failed, rogue and kleptocratic state in 30-40 years’ time

(Versi BM)

I call on voters in Malaysia to create a political tsunami with voter turnout of over 80 per cent on Polling Day on Nov. 19 to elect Anwar Ibrahim as the 10th Prime Minister of Malaysia and to save the country from becoming a failed, rogue and kleptocratic state in 30-40 years’ time.

Let this political tsunami of over 80% voter turn-out start with Lahad Datu with Pakatan Harapan winning the 15th General Election – a political tsunami to match the monsoon season of heavy rain and disastrous flooding throughout the country. Read the rest of this entry »

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Let Sabah compete with Sarawak and Malaya to see who has got better schools and universities following restoration of rights to Sabah and Sarawak

(Versi BM)

One of the biggest grouses against the Pakatan Harapan government is that it had failed to deliver its election manifesto promises.

We can be disappointed with the Pakatan Harapan government for not doing more in the 22 months before it was toppled by the undemocratic and illegal Sheraton Move political conspiracy which brought in two “backdoor” and illegitimate governments in Putrajaya – the 17-month Muhyiddin Yassin government and the 15-month Ismail Sabri government – but we must also be reasonable and realistic. Read the rest of this entry »

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I urge Malaysians, whether young, middle-aged or old, to continue the fight for a better Malaysia

(Versi BM)

I am 81 years old and for the first time in 53 years since the 1969GE am not a candidate, but I am as busy or even busier than candidates, running all over the country to urge Malaysians, whether young, middle-aged or old, to continue the fight for a better Malaysia.

I have been to Sabah, Sarawak, Penang, Kedah, Perak, Selangor, Pahang, Malacca and Johore in the nine days since Nomination Day on 5th November 2022.
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Call on Malaysian voters in Sabah, Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia to unite to create a second political miracle in the 15th General Election to show the difference between the Malaysian voters and Najib Razak

(Versi BM)

I call on the Malaysian voters in Sabah, Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia to unite to create a second political miracle in the 15th General Election on 19th November 2022 to show the difference between the Malaysian voters and the former Prime Minister, Najib Razak and to restore Malaysia as a great world-class plural nation in another three or four decades.

The first political miracle happened during the 14th General Election on May 9, 2018 when the Malaysian voters astounded the world and ended the UMNO/Barisan National political hegemony. Read the rest of this entry »

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