YB Lim Kit Siang, why??? I am very disappointed with you!!

I am flabbergasted. For all the hard work and efforts rallying people around Barisan Rakyat, it only take 3 days for DAP, well I should say YB Lim Kit Siang to ruin it all. I am sure many of us aware of the debacle around the candidates for Perak Menteri Besar. The result is final; a candidate from PAS will be the MB. I quote :

“The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah has consented to the appointment of Mohammad Nizar, 51, who is Perak PAS secretary, as the state’s 10th Menteri Besar, after the three parties submitted three names – Perak DAP chairman Ngeh Koo Ham, 47; Perak PKR treasurer Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi, 52; and Nizar, for the post.

Mohammad Nizar, who won the Pasir Panjang seat in the election, said Raja Dr Nazrin Shah conveyed the Sultan’s consent when the three leaders met him (Raja Dr Nazrin) at Istana Kinta.”

Now, what LKS did after the decision was announced? He wrote a post in his blog saying the DAP central executive committee (CEC) has not given any approval for the formation of a Perak coalition by PAS and called for a boycott of the Perak MB swearing in ceremony today. I quote LKS is his typical confrontational style :

“The DAP CEC has given approval for the formation of a Perak coalition government headed by DAP or PKR but not by PAS.”

Lim said DAP leaders, members and supporters are shocked at the decision to appoint a PAS assemblyman as Perak MB.

“DAP is prepared to accept DAP chairman and assemblyman for Sitiawan Ngeh Koo Ham or PKR Behrang assemblyman Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi as Perak Mentri Besar. “As the appointment of Mohamad Nizar as Perak Mentri Besar representing the third and smallest political party in the proposed coalition has not received the mandate of the CEC, DAP Perak assemblymen will stay away from the swearing-in ceremony for Perak Mentri Besar scheduled Thursday.”

Now, do we need a statement like this at this time? When all Malaysians is hoping the Barisan Rakyat (BR) consists of PKR, DAP and PAS to stand united against Barisan Nasional? Malaysians just want to see unity among BR above the rest.

I personally think LKS is getting old and probably lose his touch on reading the sentiments on the ground. He probably did it to please his hardcore Chinese supporters for fearing the backlash DAP will receive if DAP agree to the appointment. He probably think Chinese voters will take it as DAP is working with PAS, the very party that is advocating Islamic rule and law. But, I think LKS got it all wrong this time.

1. DAP Perak already announced that any decision by the Sultan will be honoured. In his statement, state DAP chief, Ngeh Koo Ham said :

“All parties within the coalition have jointly agreed on the submission of the three names for his decision.

“We would like to impress upon the people that all three parties have unanimously agreed to fully endorse whichever candidate is chosen,” he said at the Perak DAP headquarters.

So why LKS came out with this statement after the decision is announced? Any objection from DAP CEC should be done before the Sultan’s decision, not after. LKS should know better how important it is to honour an agreement, and now he is doing the exactly opposite?! And what happened to the approval given by DAP CEC for the formation of Perak coalition government on the 9th March 2008? :

“The DAP Central Executive Committee, at its emergency meeting in Penang on Sunday, 9th March 2008, had given approval for the formation of a Perak coalition government comprising 18 DAP Assembly members, seven PKR Assemblymen and six PAS Assemblymen.”

Who is hypocrite now? MCA? MIC? UMNO? It makes no different if DAP is going to pursue this path.

2. DAP is still haunted by the ghost of 1999 when DAP lose most of the seats it contested, and feedback from the ground was that the voters punished DAP for working with PAS, especially even after PAS announced its Islamic State Document (ISD). So could it be DAP still suspicious of PAS? Nah, if it is true that back then in 1999 election, the non-Muslim especially Chinese voters walked away because they distrust PAS, the sentiment among the voters in 2008 election is totally opposite!!! The winning factor for BR is due to PAS toning down on their Islamist agenda making it easier for non-Muslims to vote for PAS.

To be honest, without PAS, Barisan Rakyat can never have Kedah, Perak and Selangor! If it’s not for Non-Muslim, Chinese and Indian voters who voted for PAS against UMNO, we wouldn’t have gotten so many states. And PAS has toned down their Islamic agenda so why DAP is still suspicious of PAS? DAP never able to do much dent to BN until now, until BR coalition is here. DAP on its own can dream on to wrestle those states from BN. It is PKR and PAS extra seats that give BR the majority in both Perak and Selangor. DAP only win in their traditional strong seats, plus few new seats in these 2 areas. I would say thanks to PKR acting as a middle man between PAS and DAP. And thanks to PAS for toning down their Islamic state rhetoric. Now, what DAP did to BR?

Like I said, LKS totally misjudge the voter’s mood this time around. What he wants? Losing relevance to a small group of narrow minded Chinese supporters or risk losing a majority support of a country?

3. By issuing this statement and boycotting the swearing in ceremony, it reinforces the perception of Malays that DAP is still Chinese chauvinist party, never change. Always crapping about all Malaysians Malaysia party, but the action proves otherwise. Cakap tak serupa bikin. Now, thanks to BN, UMNO has more bullets than they need to blast DAP and the coalition of BR. Read MSM today, The Star, NST all front page. Is that what you want? On top of that, the biggest mistake by LKS is, this will be interpreted as DAP showing disrespect to the Sultan. Not going to the swearing in ceremony of the MB would look like a mark of disrespect to the Sultan’s invitation. That is a very serious offence. This very approach will indirectly read by people on the ground especially the Malay voters as vehemently insult the Sultan. And the decision was made by Raja Nazrin Shah, a royalty that has his heart for the people. He is much a wise and very highly educated man, so we should trust him to know what he is doing.

My take is LKS opposes and boycotts certain issues too quickly sometimes, and his in your face attitude and propensity to shout too much actually does more harm than good. I hope I am wrong. I hope this is just another sandiwara, wayang just like the Fong Po Kuan nomination fiasco the other day, who by her abstaining from DAP nomination, tricked BN into endorsing her performance in the parliament. Anyway the damage is done. MSM is having a field day publishing this, BR especially DAP need to work harder to gain and maintain the confidence of the very people that voted them to office.

ps : I actually not intended to post this up, I have another post for today but I feel I need to say something as a supporter of Barisan Rakyat, I dread to see any of them making the wrong move.

Pss : I lost all my phone contact numbers due to some stupid problems with my mobile. I hard formatted it, so everything is gone. Those with my numbers, please send me a message with your name ? Thank you!

Updated 11.15am :

Okay, he apologized, read it at Malaysiakini and his blog. Anyway, damage is done, now let’s move on.

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14 Responses to “YB Lim Kit Siang, why??? I am very disappointed with you!!”

  1. angeles wrote on Mar 13, 2008 at 11:58 am

    i think u meant to say “Updated at 11.15 am“, not pm, kan?

    really, the damage has been done and the scar will be there.

    tis time why u din say he bodo? haaa, u pilih kasih maciam cibol… 😛

    also, can u pls tell man-d that i cannot comment in her new blog becos need to hv wordpress username to ‘log in’ then baru can comment? thx!

    –> thanks dear, sudah amended 😛 ish, not good say old man bodo, even if he is bodo. but the whole message is there what 😛 hey man-d, if you read this, please act on it 😛


  2. lynnwei wrote on Mar 13, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    great post here! a good analytical one…really enjoyed reading..at least i know what is going on…aha….i mean u sort of summarized it! yay..now i can understand more when ppl start to talk abt it….i was clueless before this!!

    –> glad to help 🙂


  3. suituapui wrote on Mar 13, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    I told u so, didn’t l? I said watch out for the fireworks. I had anticipated some power struggle at some point in this marriage of convenience. Didnt take long, did it? I read sumwhere dat DAP agreed to PKR guy being MB but demanded for the 12 cabinet posts. Gee! Minority rule? Reminds me of Apartheid! And the lndians are asking for 1 deputy MB post in each state including 1 for that detained fella. If not given, do xpect a storm!!

    –> Read the whole story Suituapui, not pieces of it. The reason behind Malay MB simply because Perak majority malay (although not a major issue). And DAP still get majority of exco seats, so nothing about minority rule. A MB can do shit on his own, he’s just a figure head if the rest do not support him. And it is a blessing in disguise, if DAP can work with PAS this time, for the next 5 years, people will have faith in both parties. Chinese no longer think PAS is an extremist Islamic party and Malays no longer think DAP is a chauvinist party. Raja Nazrin made a wise decision in appointing PAS candidate as MB, as this will ‘force’ the coalition to work together and prove their worth to the voters. If they fail, too bad we are wrong about them, let’s just get screwed all over again by BN. Well, never before in any state except Sabah and Sarawak and Penang, non Malay holding post as deputy MB, that’s something to cherish no?


  4. melbie wrote on Mar 13, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    wah so long.. I’ll read when I get home la … lady boss came in already.. time to work! Haha


  5. suituapui wrote on Mar 13, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    Oops! Kena bomb dah! Hahahahaha! Must keep away from politikus posts! Btw, have u read George Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’? Just asking, ya! Don’t marah lagi, nanti l belanja makan lagi! LOL!

    –> yeah, good read!! wah suituapui you read these kind of books heh? 😛 what are you doing reading on Soviet totalitarianism? So which animal is you? 😛


  6. suituapui wrote on Mar 13, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Just read ur reply to angeles (He he he he!)…oso not good marah old man hor! Hahahahahaha!


  7. suituapui wrote on Mar 13, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    I’m the poor horse! Ha ha ha ha! I feel the underlying references are universal, not confined to the Soviet alone…..

    –> yea, a good political satire 🙂 and to the normal life as well, the weak ones alway end up being used by the smarter, stronger ones.


  8. suituapui wrote on Mar 13, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    U home oredi, melbie? Happy today! Special dedication to you on air, no more cibol! And of course, l didnt mention the botak fella, dat one marah old man punya orang!! Ha ha ha ha ha ha!


  9. melbie wrote on Mar 13, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    *checks bong’s last sms* ok, the time received was 15:09 – u still got my number! LOL

    hahaha STP.. I’m home now .. I heard your msg, emailed you to the addy you used in your comments on my blog – got my email? again, my dedication followed by yours! So besttt laa.. haha but you always do suggest the “right” songs.. they always play your selections oOo …


  10. suituapui wrote on Mar 13, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    Umm…just read the latest breaking news on malaysiakini! Interesting!…no further comments. (Will check email soonest and reply, melbie! Better not say more here, nanti orang marah we use comment box as chatroom! He he he he!)

    –> hehe, why when i talk seriously is consider marah?? weird eh you guys 😛


  11. suituapui wrote on Mar 14, 2008 at 2:41 am

    Read my comments again, bongkersz! Not just bits and pieces of them!…Now do l sound like l’m marah? And open ur eyes! The animals drove the man out and took over the farm, proudly declaring that ‘all animals are equal’. What happened after that? ‘All animals are equal…but some are more equal than others.’ Don’t u get what l’m hinting at? Do l need to spell it out for u? Duh! …..Now do l sound like l’m marah or l’m just being serious? Go figure that out! Weird!

    –> i understand what you were trying to say when you mentioned animal farm, the underlying allegory 🙂 and i am well aware what is happening. it is understandable power struggle will happen at this point, this whole thing is new for them, the coalition is fragile, some still suspicious of each other. too bad i’m optimistic enough to hope they will sort it out other than pointing out this and that mistakes they are making and thinking the worst will happen now. now, so that’s how serious suituapui sounds like 😀 or marah suituapui?? hahaha!


  12. suituapui wrote on Mar 14, 2008 at 11:29 am

    He he he he he he he!!!! Ask my students whether they takut or not!!! But I seldom marah one, always so kind, caring and loving!! But still they takut! Size does matter! Right, clare?

    –>wah seh, suituapui angkat bakul. yeah, i guess it is hard for people not to like you huh? aiya, big size more like a big teddy bear muahahahahahahahaha! size does matter.. *wink wink!


  13. suituapui wrote on Mar 14, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    Ooo…and u try to tripod me, ya? Sorry lah, it will take more than that to win me back!!! OK…so what’s ur offer? Wink! Wink back at u!!! Hahahahahahahaha!!!!!

    –> haha! every man have a price 😛 just say it. muahahahahhaaa!


  14. mar wrote on Mar 15, 2008 at 12:51 am

    Wahlau…hp canggih2 but… 🙂

    –> yeah?? 😛


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