WHO'S THE BETTER LIAR - Soi Lek or Najib: Can DAP be both anti-Malay & anti-Chinese?
In his winding-up speech at the 66th UMNO
General Assembly on Saturday, the UMNO President and Prime Minister
Datuk Seri Najib Razak ended with the flourish urging UMNO members to
work harder to convince the people to support Barisan Nasional as a vote
for DAP is a vote for the oppression of the Malays.
But this is the exact opposite of what MCA leaders like the MCA President Datuk Dr. Chua Soi Lek is telling the Chinese up and down the country, that a vote for the DAP is a vote for the oppression of the Chinese.
It is clear that when Najib says that a vote for DAP is a vote for the
oppression of the Malays while Chua Soi Lek declares that it is a vote
for oppression of the Chinese, the time has come to save Malaysia from
such dishonest, deceitful, unprincipled and immoral UMNO/Barisan
What credibility and legitimacy has a political coalition like Barisan
Nasional, which is capable of such blatant deceit and dishonesty,
plumbing the depths of lies and falsehoods to entrench itself in power,
to dare claim that it has the credentials and moral high ground to
continue to govern multi-racial, multi-lingual, multi-religious and
multi-cultural Malaysia when it is in fact actively aggravating racial
and religious polarisation in the country?
Najib and UMNO leaders are lying when they said that a vote for DAP is a
vote for the oppression of the Malays, just as Chua Soi Lek and MCA
leaders are lying when they sounded the warning that a vote for DAP is a
vote for the oppression of the Chinese.
But since both are in one political coalition, the Barisan Nasional,
they should at least co-ordinate and reconcile their differences to come
out with one “Big Lie against the DAP” instead of continuing to tell
two conflicting lies to two different communities and to be caught
“red-handed” in their lies!
Era of Internet
Najib and the Barisan Nasional leaders should know that they are in the
era of Internet and it is no more possible for the political leaders in
the country to censor or manipulate the flow of information as to hide
the fact of dishonesty and hypocrisy of UMNO leaders lying to the
Malays that a vote for DAP is a vote for the oppression of the Malays
while MCA leaders are lying to the Chinese that a vote for DAP is a vote
for the oppression of the Chinese.
Just on this issue alone, with the component parties of the Barisan
Nasional spreading not only blatant but contradictory lies about the
DAP, showing their utter bankruptcy of political principles and moral
scruples, UMNO/Barisan Nasional should be drummed out of Putrajaya.
Malaysian voters regardless of race, religion or region should rise as
one to speak loud and clear in the 13GE to inform the nation and the
world that they condemn, abhor and repudiate such contemptible and
despicable politics of lies and dishonesty so as to introduce clean and
principled governance in Malaysia.
DAP, together with PKR and PAS in Pakatan Rakyat, reject the negative
and destructive UMNO/BN politics of “divide and rule” and want it to be
replaced by the positive and constructive politics of “unite and rule”.
Pakatan Rakyat opposes the oppression of any race, religion or group and
will ensure the end of marginalisation or discrimination of any race,
religion or group which will be one of the guiding principles of a PR
federal government in Malaysia.
All Malaysians, whether Malays, Chinese, Indians, Orang Asli, Kadazans
or Ibans will be winners in a Malaysia under a PR government.
But we cannot promise that there will be no losers if PR achieves the
“impossible dream” of Malaysians to defeat the UMNO/Barisan Nasional
coalition in the 13GE and forms the federal government in Putrajaya.
UMNO putras and their cronies in BN, who have waxed fat and rich at the
expense of the ordinary Malaysians, whether Malays, Chinese, Indians,
Orang Asli, Kadazans or Ibans, will be the losers for it will be the end
of the road for them to acquire ill-gotten gains at the expense of the
Lim Kit Siang is the DAP adviser & MP for Ipoh Timur