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Call on DAP cadres to unite and rally behind the party for Pakatan Harapan to achieve a new high point for Malaysia in the 15th General Election as well as to safeguard the party against external forces which are trying to split and destroy it

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I want to make a special call to DAP cadres at all levels and throughout the country to unite and rally behind the party for Pakatan Harapan to achieve a new high point in the 15th General Election as well as to safeguard the party against external forces which are trying to split and destroy it.

This call from Pekan Nenas is particularly meaningful because this “pineapple town” was one of the two state constituencies in Tanjong Piai, and at the end of 2019, the Pakatan Harapan candidate was given a thrashing in the Tanjong Piai by-election.

Pakatan Harapan was crushed in the Tanjong Piai by-election, with the Barisan Nasional candidate winning with a thumping majority of 15,086 votes. BN secured 25,466 votes, Pakatan Harapan 10,380 votes, while Gerakan and Berjasa candidates and another two independent candidates all forfeited their deposits as they failed to secure one-eighth of the total votes cast. Read the rest of this entry »

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Lets have a honest debate about the future of Malaysia and DAP and not use lies, falsehoods and distorted sayings

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Yesterday I said that there is a movement calling for “Chinese Unite” to respond to “Malays Unite” movement, urging the Chinese voters to vote for “good Chinese” regardless of political party in the 15th General Election.

I said: “The inspiration of this surreptitious movement is from the MCA and Gerakan, which hopes to join forces with DAP members who agree with this approach.”

This has been distorted into my saying that there are DAP elements who are working with MCA and Gerakan to secretly launch a “Chinese Unity” movement to ask the voters to vote for “good Chinese” in the 15th General Election regardless of party. Read the rest of this entry »

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The lessons from the 22-month Pakatan Harapan government

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Pakatan Harapan must learn the lessons from the 22-month Pakatan Harapan Government whose five-year mandate was cut short by the Sheraton Move conspiracy which brought in a backdoor, undemocratic and illegitimate government.

Some of these lessons are:

  1. Serious about implementing election pledges.

    Early in the Pakatan Harapan Government, it was the Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad who said that the manifesto was not a bible.

    As a result, even if 80 or 90 per cent of the election pledges had been implemented in the five-year mandate, damage had been done. It was worse when the five-year mandate of the PH government was cut short in 22 months by the Sheraton Move conspiracy.

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Malaysia needs a government which is dedicated to fulfilling the Malaysian Dream to restore the national aspiration to become a world-class great nation

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There is a lot of thunder and lightning on the Malaysian political scene and the country is undergoing unprecedented number of political intrigues and conspiracies.

But they are not wrestling with the most important issue in Malaysia – which is how to establish a government which is dedicated to fulfilling the Malaysian Dream to restore the national aspiration to become a world-class great nation.

When we achieved Merdeka in 1957, our economy, education, judiciary and civil service, and in some sports, were among the best in the world, but the past six decades we have slipped behind one country after another in these fields while Malaysia had become infamous in areas which would have embarrassed our founding fathers – like becoming “kleptocracy at its worst”!
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Pakatan Harapan should focus on the 15th General Election and not obsessed with the numbers game as to who can win the majority in Parliament to become Prime Minister

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I fully agree with Parliamentary Opposition Leader and head of Pakatan Harapan Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim that Pakatan Harapan should focus on the 15th General Election and not obsessed with the numbers game as to who can win the majority in Parliament to become Prime Minister.

When visiting the “Malaysian Dream” Theatre Impian in Bukit Jalil in Kuala Lumpur yesterday, Anwar said Pakatan Harapan should be moving forwards, strengthen the idealism of the people and focus on getting the machinery ready for the battlefield in the next general election to champion the aspirations of the people. Read the rest of this entry »

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First time I have heard that Anwar was invited to include PKR in Sheraton Move

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It’s the first time that I have heard that Anwar Ibrahim was approached to be part of the “Sheraton Move” conspiracy to topple the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government but the PKR President rejected the offer and the opportunity to be in the new government to remain loyal to PH.

The version given by the PKR Organising Secretary and MP for Setiawangsa, Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad in an interview with Malaysian Insight yesterday is completely news to me. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mahathir’s egregious blunder resigning as PM

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I am surprised that I was mentioned in the last paragraph of Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad’s statement yesterday, where he said:

“I thought that something similar was needed. But I failed because Kit Siang said I was trying to become a dictator. He supported Anwar as the PH candidate. Had the 92 votes gone to me I would have 154 votes. You can imagine what direction the nation would take when all parties put the nation first.”

This is Mahathir’s own conjecture. To put the record straight, PH’s decision to support Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as Prime Minister after Mahathir’s shocking resignation, was made unanimously by all three component parties of PH – DAP, PKR and Amanah. PH made the decision after Mahathir refused to continue as PH Prime Minister as well as abide and be bound by the PH General Election Manifesto. Read the rest of this entry »

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Anwar assured that DAP leadership had never proposed a change of Opposition Leader

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Malaysia is surging ahead in the stakes for the most cumulative total of Covid19 cases in the world – leaving China ranked No. 80 behind, beating Bahrain to be ranked No. 78 with 91,969 cases. Today, Malaysia will improve its position to be ranked No. 77 if its daily increase of Covid-19 infections today reaches1,792 cases.
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I welcome the storm of protest over the 2021 Budget vote in Parliament yesterday as it is surest sign that the quest for a New Malaysia is still very much alive

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I welcome the storm of protest over the 2021 Budget vote in Parliament yesterday as it is the surest sign that the quest for a New Malaysia is still very much alive. I see the protests in a very positive light.

Even my former political secretary, Dyana Sofya, protested as well as other DAP leaders, including the DAP Malacca Ayer Keroh Assemblyman Kerk Chee Yee and the Selangor Subang Jaya State Assemblywoman Michelle Ng.
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Can the Perikatan Nasional parties rise above narrow politics of race and religion to have a larger Malaysian vision to be able to respond to the Yang di Pertuan Agong’s call and forge an “all-of-government” and “whole-of-society” approach and mindset to inspire national unity and single-mindedness in the war against Covid-19 epidemic?

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We are in unprecedented times.

Five days have been wasted since the Yang di Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah and the Malay Rulers rejected the advice of the Muhyiddin Cabinet to proclaim a state of emergency nine months after the Covid-19 epidemic and the Perikatan Nasional parties in government have yet to prove that they can rise above narrow politics of race and religion to have a larger Malaysian vision to be able to respond to the Yang di Pertuan Agong’s call and forge an “all-of-government” and “whole-of-society” approach and mindset to inspire national unity and single-mindedness in the war against Covid-19 epidemic. Read the rest of this entry »

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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. Read the rest of this entry »

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For the first time I agree with Pandikar Amin Mulia

For the first time I agree with Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia, former Speaker of Parliament.

Pandikar said:“Persidangan Dewan Rakyat tidak boleh dibuat sesuka hati oleh sesiapa pun.”

He said from the statement of the interim Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, “persidangan khas Parlimen” yang akan diadakan pada 2hb Mac, 2020 adalah untuk menentukan siapa individu yang layak menjadi Perdana Menteri mengikut bilangan undi dari ahli-ahli Dewan Rakyat.

Pandikar said:

“Pada saya, kalau lah tujuan persidangan khas yang akan diadakan pada 2hb Mac itu adalah untuk menentukan kedudukan Perdana Menteri, ianya melanggar Peraturn Mesyuarat (PM) 11 (2) dan PM 11 (3) atas dua sebab:

“1. Tun Mahathir adalah bukan Ketua Majlis atau Perdana Menteri dalam konteks pengertian/tafsiran PM 11. Tun Mahathir telah meletakkan jawatannya sebagai Perdana Menteri dan lantikannya sebagai Perdana Menteri Interim adalah tidak dirangkumi oleh tafsiran sebagai Ketua Majlis.

“2. Memilih seorang Perdana Menteri adalah bukan FAEDAH orang ramai dalam konteks tafsiran PM 11 (3). Urusan yang dibincang dalam mesyuarat Dewan Rakyat dibawah PM 11 (3) adalah bukan untuk memilih kedudukan jawatan seorang Perdana Menteri.”

This is in line with the decision taken by the Pakatan Harapan Presidential Council last night.

(Media Comment by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang in Kuala Lumpur on Friday, 28th February 2020)

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Height of irresponsibility to create a political crisis in Malaysia in the midst of a global coronavirus crisis

It is the height of irresponsibility to create a political crisis in Malaysia in the midst of a global coronavirus crisis.

The World Health Organsiation head Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus has warned that coronavirus outbreak has reached a “decisive point” and has “pandemic potential” as countries around the world battle to prevent the virus spreading further.

For a second day, more cases have been reported outside than inside China.

Iran and Italy have become major centres of infection, with people travelling from there spreading the virus further afield.

Several high-profile Iranian officials have become infected, the latest being Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs Masoumeh Ebtekar.

But in Malaysia, a political crisis had been created for a week by irresponsible political leaders to distract attention from the global coronavirus crisis. Read the rest of this entry »

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The best way to establish a national unity government is to build on the foundation of Pakatan Harapan coalition

Although the idea of a national unity government is attractive and should be considered by all rational Malaysians, one thing is clear: No national unity government can be established on treachery, deceit, corruption, betrayal of the people’s mandate or by promoting national disunity.

It is foolish and short-sighted to purportedly establish a national unity government by destroying the Pakatan Harapan Government.

The ideal way to establish a national unity government is to build on the Pakatan Harapan coalition and convince other political parties and entities to come together in the larger interest of the nation to build a New Malaysia – based on the Pakatan Harapan mandate in the 14th General Election for a New Malaysia.

Or to use the words of the Chairman of Pakatan Harapan in the foreword to Buku Harapan dated 8th March 2018, policies and actions “to rebuild the nation and to fulfil the hope of the people”.

Two days ago, I had asked: Read the rest of this entry »

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However hard, uphill and even daunting the road, the only way for Malaysia to reclaim the nation’s honour, rebuild and fulfil its potentials is the Pakatan Harapan agenda for a New Malaysia

Sesusah mana sekalipun cabarannya, agenda Malaysia Baharu Pakatan Harapan adalah satu-satunya cara untuk menebus maruah, membina dan membangunkan potensi Malaysia sepenuhnya

Persoalan utama yang berlegar-legar dalam fikiran rakyat Malaysia sepanjang tiga hari yang lepas sudah tentunya berkisar tentang soal sama ada negara ini akan kembali terjunam ke kancah kerosakan di mana mandat rakyat boleh dirampas begitu sahaja dan diseleweng untuk memberi ruang kepada penubuhan satu kerajaan pintu belakang yang akan mengembalikan negara kita ke arah sebuah negara kleptokratik yang gagal, malahan lebih teruk lagi, sebuah kakistokrasi di mana anasir-anasir yang paling teruk, paling tidak berkelayakan, dan paling tidak berprinsip memegang jawatan tertinggi negara.

Sesusah mana sekalipun cabarannya, agenda Malaysia Baharu Pakatan Harapan adalah satu-satunya cara untuk menebus maruah, membina dan membangunkan potensi Malaysia sepenuhnya.

Seperti yang telah dinyatakan di dalam Manifesto Pilihan Raya Umum ke-14 Pakatan Harapan, sejak perisytiharan kemerdekaan oleh Bapa Kemerdekaan Tunku Abdul Rahman pada 31 Ogos 1957, “negara kita telah terbina sebagai sebuah negara yang bertuah kerana memiliki rakyat yang majmuk iaitu pelbagai kaum dan pelbagai agama”.

Manifesto tersebut menyambung lagi: Read the rest of this entry »

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Pakatan Harapan is worth saving as no other political grouping in Malaysia is committed to restore Tunku Abdul Rahman’s vision of a Malaysia as “a beacon of light in a difficult and distracted world”

Pakatan Harapan mesti diselamatkan memandangkan tidak ada kumpulan lain yang komited untuk memulihkan Malaysia selari dengan visi Tunku Abdul Rahman untuk Malaysia menjadi “cahaya yang menerangi kegelapan dalam dunia yang penuh cabaran”

Selepas ADUN DAP Negri Sembilan untuk kawasan Seremban Jaya, P Gunasekaran dibebaskan daripada pertuduhannya semalam, saya berada di sini sekali lagi hari ini untuk menyaksikan pembebasan Exco Melaka dan ADUN Gadek, G Saminathan bersama dengan sepuluh yang lain daripada pertuduhan keganasan berkaitan LTTE.

Saminathan, Gunasekaran, dan sepuluh yang lain berserta keluarga dan orang tersayang mereka telah menderita sepanjang 20 minggu yang lepas kerana mereka tidak bersalah atas tuduhan yang dikenakan kepada mereka, terutamanya pertuduhan yang kononnya mereka berhasrat untuk menghidupkan semula LTTE sedangkan pertubuhan itu telahpun berhenti daripada berfungsi hampir sedekad.

Perkembangan politik tergempar sepanjang dua hari yang lepas untuk menumbangkan kerajaan Pakatan Harapan dan untuk mengeluarkan DAP daripada kerajaan persekutuan di Putrajaya dan kes 12 orang, termasuklah Saminathan dan Gunasekaran dan penahanan mereka selama hampir 20 minggu di atas pertuduhan berkaitan LTTE sedangkan mereka tidak bersalah, menimbulkan persoalan sama ada berbaloi untuk menyelamatkan Pakatan Harapan ataupun tidak.

Saya akan menjawab dengan positif — yang Pakatan Harapan masih perlu diselamatkan kerana tidak ada kumpulan politik lain yang komited untuk memulihkan Malaysia selari dengan visi Tunku Abdul Rahman untuk Malaysia menjadi “cahaya yang menerangi kegelapan dalam dunia yang penuh cabaran”. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Save Malaysia mission of the 14th General Election is still very valid and relevant, as we do not want to revert to a global kleptocracy, and even worse, become a kakistocracy with the worst elements who practice dishonesty, perfidy and corruption in the government

Misi menyelamatkan Malaysia PRU14 masih lagi sah dan relevan kerana kita tidak mahu kembali menjadi kleptokrasi global ataupun lebih buruk lagi, sebuah “kakistokrasi” dengan anasir-anasir jahat yang mengamalkan khianat, ketidakjujuran, dan rasuah di dalam kerajaan

DAP akan mengadakan satu mesyuarat Jawatankuasa Tertinggi Pusat tergempar hari ini mengenai perkembangan politik semasa dan kita harus menunggu hasil keputusan mesyuarat tersebut.

Namun begitu, izinkan saya untuk menjelaskan mengenai satu paparan yang telah tersebar luas semalam — yang mengatakan: “Kit Siang di kesan berada di airport, mau lari ka…?” bersama dengan gambar saya di lapangan terbang dan dalam satu paparan yang berasingan, seorang pemimpin UMNO mengatakan: “Mohon standby di airport, tahan pemimpin DAP, PKR, PAN yang nak lari keluar negara – Azri”.

Saya berada di Lapangan Terbang Pulau Pinang semalam, menunggu penerbangan saya ke Kuala Lumpur untuk menghadiri kes mahkamah P Gunasekaran hari ini, dan persoalan untuk melarikan diri daripada negara ini tidak pernah sekali pun terlintas di fikiran saya.

Malah, soal melarikan diri daripada Malaysia ini tidak pernah timbul dalam fikiran mana-mana pemimpin DAP kerana kami bukanlah pencuri, perompak, mahupun penyangak, tetapi kami hanyalah rakyat Malaysia yang patriotik dan berdedikasi untuk menghentikan penjunaman Malaysia kearah menjadi negara kleptokratik yang gagal.

Para pejuang DAP berhasrat untuk berkhidmat untuk semua rakyat Malaysia, tanpa mengira batasan kaum, agama, mahupun kawasan. Kami menyertai politik kerana kami percaya politik adalah satu wadah yang jujur, bermaruah, malah mulia untuk menjadikan Malaysia sebuah negara yang lebih baik untuk generasi masa hadapan; kami berpegang kepada pendirian bahawa ahli politiklah yang kotor dan bukan politik itu sendiri. Read the rest of this entry »

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Why are PAS leaders panicking over Pakatan Harapan fulfilling its general election promises on power transition on Friday?

Three days ago, I asked: “Will PAS leaders and Opposition opportunists continue to stir the pot, hoping to perpetuate the perception that the Pakatan Harapan federal government is on its last legs?”

I had said that the “political situation should have stabilised after Anwar met Mahathir on Thursday and said that the Pakatan Harapan agreement of January 7, 2018 on the appointment of Mahathir as the seventh Prime Minister and the transition of power from Mahathir as the seventh Prime Minister to Anwar as the eighth Prime Minister would be finalised at the Pakatan Harapan presidential council on Feb. 21” but that “the prophets of doom and naysayers believed otherwise, claiming that a lot of things could happen before the PH presidential council meeting on Feb. 21”.

I have been proven right.

Why are PAS leaders panicking over Pakatan Harapan fulfilling its general election promise on power transition on Friday? Read the rest of this entry »

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Parliament next month should not only be the most important in the 22-month Pakatan Harapan government, but also in the nation’s history, by implementing the most number of PH promises of a New Malaysia in the 14GE

The announcement by the PAS deputy president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man that PAS will move a “vote of confidence” motion in the Dewan Rakyat to support Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s premiership until the 15th General Election found unusual support from MCA and precipitated the country into a week of frenzy awash with plots, conspiracy theories and fake news of Statutory Declaratins by 138 MPs to torpedo the Pakantan Harapan Government in Putrajaya.

The climax of this political chicanery and psy-war to torpedo the Pakatan Harapan government was the explosive infographic by the MCA-owned newspaper trumpeting that 138 Members of Parliament had purportedly signed Statutory Declaration “for PM to stay the full term”, and a breakdown which political party the 138 MPs came from.

It was the most recent example of the unholy alliance between PAS and MCA to propagate conflicting lies to create an unprecedented scenario in Malaysia – where every ethnic community or religion was made to fear that it faced an existential threat from the other ethnic group or religion and where the DAP was painted as a political party performing the impossible tasks of being the greatest existential threat to Malay rights, position and future as well as that of Islam on the one hand while being the greatest existential threat to the rights, position and future of the Chinese and non-Malays in the country on the other.

All these foam and fluff should have been exposed by the statement by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim last Thursday after his meeting with the Prime Minister and Mahathir’s statement in Langkawi the next day that Anwar had provided an accurate account of what transpired in their meeting. Read the rest of this entry »

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A question which is also an indictment

There are those who think that it is naïve for me to pose the question: Will the Opposition play its role as an honest, constructive and loyal Opposition to the Constitution and Rukunegara instead of trying its utmost to polarise and divide Malaysians through the politics of race, religion, fake news and hate speech?

This is a question which is also an indictment.

I had not expected any answer from the Opposition and there was none. In the new Internet era of 24-hour news cycle, the two-day total Opposition silence to my question on Tuesday is very eloquent and conclusive proof that the Opposition will continue to be dishonest, destructive and disloyal to the Constitution and Rukunegara so that it could divide Malaysians through the politics of race, religion, fake news and hate speech.

I have always believed that in any democracy, the Opposition has an important role to play to provide the necessary check and balance to prevent abuse of power and other deviations, but it must be an honest, constructive and loyal Opposition – not to the government of the day, but to the country and the basic nation-building documents like the Constitution and the Rukunegara.

I have never believed that to be an effective Opposition, one must be dishonest, destructive and disloyal to the Constitution and Rukunegara which best describe the present Opposition. Read the rest of this entry »

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