Lim Kit Siang who is the self styled DAP-led Pakatan Harapan leader does not see the irony we he claims the actions by UMNO goes against values the values the political party espouses. (here)
Lim Kit Siang was referring to Communications and Multimedia Minister Salleh Keruak’s blog post that said the 14th general election will be a battle between the DAP and Barisan Nasional. Responding to that, Lim Kit Siang said that ‘such attempts to falsely frame the GE14 election is downright false, untrue and lies’.
This is the same Lim Kit Siang who along with his DAP-led Pakatan opposition are so adept to espouse untruths, fabrications and lies about links between Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
He is also the same Lim Kit Siang who quickly complains and cries whenever he, his son (Lim Guan Eng), his DAP party or DAP-led political coalition are cast in a not too flattering light.
Lim Kit Siang did not want to address the reality of the Minister’s statement so he tried to use a political Tai-Chi move and deflect the topic away from it.
Lim Kit Siang and his DAP-led Pakatan know that whenever things get too hot they should deflect the conversation to 1MDB; and this is exactly what Kit Siang did when he stated that the 1MDB scandal was huge, international and there was no way to keep its ghosts under wraps.
Side note: For once, Lim Kit Siang is right when he mentioned ‘its (1MDB) ghosts’ because no impropriety has been seen so ghosts does seem to fit quite nicely.
Lim Kit Siang rants on and claims that from the mainstream media in Malaysia (whom he uses when it serves his purpose), Parliament, the Attorney-General’s Chambers all the way to police department are all in cahoots in some sort of 1MDB conspiracy.
Kit Siang further believes that the rest of the world is so concerned over events in Malaysian that they (the international community) will lose sleep over those events.
Again, all Lim Kit Siang was doing when he tried to deflect the topic away from the DAP vs. Barisan Nasional to 1MDB was political tai-chi; and that doesn’t always turn out well, even for someone who is proficient.
Nevertheless, when the topic of DAP vs. Umno/Barisan Nasional is brought up, Kit Siang knows that it will conjure up memories of the Chinese tsunami of the previous general election.
Lim Kit Siang would prefer that Malays in particular to not think about or remember that (Chinese tsunami) as he sees the growing indication of a tsunami flowing counter to where it had previously flowed; especially with the shared Islamic values of both PAS and UMNO.
Which is precisely why whenever Lim Kit Siang feels the heat on topics like the DAP vs. UMNO or the DAP vs. Muslims he brings up 1MDB!