… as Tun Dr Mahathir pre-empted his racist strategy for Gelang Patah.
Tun Mahathir, knowing full well what DAP’s Lim Kit Siang is all about, have slightly poked this old emperor of DAP with a jibe that everyone in Malaysia already knows – DAP and Lim Kit Siang will campaign on racial lines in every election.
For the record, Tun Mahathir had written this:
Now, I am more than convinced that Mahathir was behind these two “dirty tricks” when he could now concoct such lies and falsehoods in his blog on “Gelang Patah” which among other things, accused me of wanting to contest in Gelang Patah because
1. I want the Chinese in Gelang Patah and Johor to “reject working together and sharing with the Malays”;
2. urge the Chinese in Johor “to dislike and hate the Malays” to create “conflict and antagonism between the races”;
3. create “an unhealthy racial confrontation” between the Malays and Chinese in Johor, which will be “disruptive and will not be conducive to the development of Malaysia”.
I reiterate that all these three allegations by Mahathir are downright lies and falsehoods, which I had never uttered in Gelang Patah and Johore since the announcement on March 18 that I would be contesting in Gelang Patah, and that I had never uttered such scurrilous lies and falsehoods in my 47 years in politics, as they run counter to the grain of my political beliefs fostering greater inter-racial co-operation to build a united Malaysian nation.
I would like to remind Lim Kit Siang that in all DAP’s ‘ceramah’ there wasn’t any single one which DAP hasn’t said anything besides “this malay government is bad, that malay government is bad, malay Umno is unfair to the chinese, malay Umno is corrupt, malay Umno made chinese 2nd citizens etc” to their chinese audience.
This is the fact.
Anyone who denies this are indeed blind and very prejudiced and biased. As we always say, those who are prejudiced, they will become stupid.
The act of insinuating that the malay Umno is bad (and by this extension, all malays is bad – fact that Pakatan non malay leaders could not understand the repercussion of saying that) and had unjustly treated the chinese, will inevitably lend to the feeling of uneasiness among the chinese in Johor particularly in Gelang Patah where as Johor as the bastion of BN is concerned, have had enormous goodwill and harmony between the two main races.
So what is new to what Tun Mahathir is saying?
What the premier just did was to send warning signals to the voters in Gelang Patah that Lim Kit Siang, as he had always done in the past, WILL resort to racial and racist lecture series all around Gelang Patah.
Can someone record all the speeches that Lim Kit Siang will make in this coming campaign?
And since we all know Lim Kit Siang is a self proclaimed Malaysian First (albeit hypocritically), he should make all his speeches in Malay or at most, in English.. so that we all can see if what Tun Mahathir predicted will come true.
Malaysians have been subjected to this racist individual for so long in the past and he is still contesting even though he is reaching mid 70s. A dictator by fact, who had helmed and ruled over DAP since 1969, the amount of racism he had introduced and peppered on every constituency he had contested must have been damaging to the social fabric of this nation.
Just like a former DAP leader had said, Lim Kit Siang and his traveling political circus will find ways to sow discord over a society which has strong bond and solid camaraderie over the years just to win a few votes. He will try to appeal over any innate racist tendency and germinate distrust of a race towards another so that he could attain power in the twilight of his years.
People in Gelang Patah should know better and it is also hoped that those who support DAP will finally see who and what are they voting for – just a bunch of megalomaniacs pursuing for power in the most vile way possible.
We should thank Tun Mahathir for pre-empting and ending Lim Kit Siang’s racist campaign.