Response and Statement by Lim Kit Siang
I have read the articles involved and I can truly agree with Lim Kit Siang judging from an OBJECTIVE person’s standpoint.
Obviously, Mahathir is playing the race card. In Malaysia and any parts of the world is a NO-NO as racism has no place on earth. I am truly appalled by Mahathir for his statement. He has been Malaysia’s 4th Prime Minister yet he has the audacity to come out with this statement.
I remembered clearly with pristine;
1 – He promoted Ibrahim Ali from PERKASA (so-called NGO) to be a political figure through the Barisan Nasional (National Front) ticket in this coming Malaysia’s 13th General Election.
Early January 2013, Ibrahim Ali is the one who said a seditious statement “seize and burn copies of Bibles which contain the term “Allah” or other Arabic religious words.”
Lots of police reports were lodged against him for seditious statement made.
The Bar Council President stated Ibrahim Ali should be prosecuted.
But the Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail said: “I will look at it if the act is done…”
– I really don’t think the AG Abdul Gani Patail knows the difference between of charging an accused for seditious statement and the ACT of doing it. Both are separate course of action.
1 is in the form of malicious statement made malevolently in a seditious manner.
The other is the ACT of doing what was seditiously stated malevolently.
2 – An article in Utusan Malaysia back 1 or 2 months ago entitle “Mengapa Tun Mahathir Sedih?” It was filled with lots racist remarks and it really does boil our bloods whilst reading the article. Reason being, we as Malaysians know what he is implying given the knowledge and occurences in Malaysia. We knew our Malaysia’s history has been amended and some parts and/or statements and/or facts were fictitiously included. We know the truth and we are not to be lied anymore.
eg : Hang Li Po, Hang Tuah and his brethrens are Chinese not Malay as read in Malaysia’s history.
This is Mahathir’s statements from his blog.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
As posted by Dr. Mahathir Mohamad at Che Det on April 11, 2013
1. Kit Siang is going to contest in Gelang Patah.
2. Why Gelang Patah?
3. Obviously it is because Gelang Patah has a Chinese majority.
4. Obviously Kit Siang is going to play on Chinese sentiments.
5. Johore has been an Alliance/Barisan Nasional stronghold ever since independence. The three races there have been supporting each other in elections. They do not have strong racist feelings.
6. But Kit Siang is going to bring about conflict and antagonism between the races, to wage the Chinese to dislike and hate the Malays.
7. The slogan of the DAP is Malaysian Malaysia, a slogan used by the PAP in the 1964 General Elections. The slogan implies that Malaysia did not belong to all Malaysians equally. It belongs to the Malays.
8. The PAP intended to get the Chinese not to co-operate with the Malays, to end the Sino-Malay “ kongsi” of the Tunku in the Alliance Party.
9. Kongsi means not taking all our entitlements for ourselves but sacrificing some so others may get their share.
10. The PAP rejected this “kongsi” principle demanding that everything be based on merit. When Singapore left Malaysia the DAP, the PAP Trojan horse, took up the Malaysian Malaysia slogan. The intention was to draw away Chinese support from the MCA and abandon the kongsi concept with UMNO and the Malays. The meritocracy promoted by the DAP will mean diminishing opportunities for the Malays in education and in business. This will result in the Malays becoming less and less qualified and poorer. Meritocracy is not about sharing but about the winners taking all.
11. When Kit Siang decided to contest in Chinese majority Gelang Patah it is because he wanted the Chinese there and in Johor to reject working together and sharing with the Malays.
12. An unhealthy racial confrontation would replace Sino-Malay cooperation which has made Malaysia stable and prosperous. That cooperation will end when Kit Siang wins Gelang Patah. Even if there will not be violent clashes as seen in many countries where people are divided by race or religion, but confrontation between the three major races in Malaysia will be disruptive and will not be conducive to the development of Malaysia.
13. For this reason the decision of Kit Siang to contest in Gelang Patah will be the focus of the 13th General Election in this country.
14. Will the DAP end Malay-Chinese friendship and cooperation in Johor or will “kongsi” remain the bases of race relations in Johor and in Malaysia?
Posted by admin at 9:51 PM
After reading the articles above;
1 – I am very ashamed of you Mahathir. I don’t think I could agree with any statement you have made anymore. Your intention that was deciphered from your article truly is malevolent and does not serve any positive and/or good purpose to society as a whole.
2 – I am also ashamed at how the incumbent-DPM Muhyiddin Yassin stated “I’m a Malay first Malaysian after”.
3 – I still stand firm there should be a Malaysian Malaysia and not any other form and/or ways. The rational is when you go to other country, e.g. China, Spain, Germany, England, Japan, USA, Italy…how do they acknowledge themselves?
China – Hi, I’m a Chinese
Spain – Hola, soy Español (Hi, I’m Spanish)
Germany – Hi, I’m German
England – Hi, I’m English
Japan – Hi, I’m Japanese
USA – Hi, I’m an American
Italy – Hi, I’m Italian
Singpore – Hi, I’m Singaporean
They would say this REGARDLESS of skin colour / ancestor origin / religion. As long as they’re born in that particular country, they regard themselves as aforementioned. That’s what people with common sense and principle would say.
Other than the references and links posted together with my article, the statements made above are of my opinion alone.