LAST week Lim Kit Siang asked who would be the prime minister if the Umno-PAS combo formed the next federal government.
This is what Malaysians would call as ‘busy body’ or ‘jaga tepi kain orang.’
Who becomes prime minister under a Umno-PAS government is least of his concern.
The DAP supremo should be more concerned about the deliverance of Pakatan Harapan (PH) promises made to Malaysians during the 14th General Election (GE14).
Kit Siang himself promised Malaysians that they would see a new Malaysia with more dynamic, liberal and graft-free political leadership.
He promised a far better good and transparent governance, and fair distribution of country’s wealth under PH than ever before.
He promised that the new Malaysia under PH would not tolerate or compromise with corruption.
He promised that new Malaysia would lay the groundwork based on political virtues, non-racial policies and unity for future.
Since he had told all these to Malaysians post-GE14, the DAP forever permanent leader should make good of his promises.
He should walk the talk.
Deliverance Of Promises
Of course the Gelang Patah MP is not a member in Prime Minister Tun Mahathir Mohamad’s federal cabinet.
But his party leaders are, including his son Guan Eng at helm of the all-important finance ministry.
Being the DAP supremo, Kit Siang can always tell his ministers to deliver PH promises to the people.
Since PH stormed to Putrajaya on May 9, 2018, nothing worthy has been delivered.
If charging former Prime Minister Najib Razak for various counts of alleged corrupt acts can be considered as deliverance of a promise, then Kit Siang must be living in a fantasy world.
Najib’s court plight cannot be considered as an effort to run a clean government.
Most Malaysians have realised that Najib’s legal predicament was a mere political persecution.
They could see Najib as a victim of a political revenge driven by a personal vendetta of one particular person.
If Kit Siang wants to prove that PH was a graft-free government, he should compel Mahathir, the Attorney-General Tan Sri Tommy Thomas and Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to take action against those implicated in the Penang Tunnel Scandal.
There are also several sexual offences allegedly committed by several PH elected representatives and officials.
Why didn’t Kit Siang call for PH to establish his favourite investigation mechanism, the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI), to get into the bottom of the Penang Tunnel Scandal?
Perhaps another RCI on the Bungalow Scandal involving a certain former Penang chief minister?
Over the years, the 10-time parliamentarian had promoted himself as an anti-graft crusader.
But Kit Siang has been strangely quiet on both these scandals!
Kit Siang also has been mute on the Semburit Scandal that implicated a PH minister.
Kit Siang had always talked about high political moral ground.
In 1991, he forced incumbent DAP assemblyman for Prai, S. Asamaley to quit the seat to uphold the party’s so-called high standard of political moral ground.
He had also called on ministers from previous Barisan Nasional administration to resign for even a petty reason.
Why he hasn’t told those implicated in Penang Tunnel, Bungalow and Semburit Scandals to resign?
Hypocrisy of highest order!
Instead of being a busy body poking his nose into other parties’ affairs, Kit Siang should just focus on PH and its governance. – 17 September 2019.