Friday, January 20, 2017

DAP angry with Mahathir's words?

MM Online on Maddy infuriating the DAP (extracts):

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 20 — Lim Kit Siang had never asked to be made Deputy Prime Minister if Pakatan Harapan and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) won the next general election, DAP said today.

Kluang MP Liew Chin Tong said he was with Lim when the latter met with PPBM chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, and that no secret deal was made between the two parties as alleged by several media outlets.

“On the question of Deputy Prime Ministership, Tun Mahathir explained certain media was twisting his words. He just said he merely heard of such suggestion."

“(Lim) Kit Siang informed Tun Mahathir that the DAP did not ask for the position,” he said in a statement today.

The DAP National Political Education Director said his party is above such dealings and was more interested in fighting for the country than positions.

“The DAP is a party of ideals and ideas, and not a party that seeks positions for the sake of power. DAP’s political struggle is to save Malaysia and build democratic institutions for a better Malaysia,” Liew added.

Well well well.

As for “On the question of Deputy Prime Ministership, Tun Mahathir explained certain media was twisting his words. He just said he merely heard of such suggestion", maybe they also twisted his words on BR1M, Bersih, DAP, etc?

And I once read that he disowned PERKASA saying he was never patron of that Ibrahim Ali-headed NGO.

Barry Wain, Din Merican and Lim Teck Ghee of CPI have described him as patron of Perkasa, though Wain called him the 'de facto' patron..

Now, an extract from NST of 24 Dec 2014:

KUALA LUMPUR: There were murmurs of disappointment at the National Unity Convention at Pusat Islam here yesterday when it was made known that former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad could not attend the event organised by Perkasa.

Dr Mahathir, patron to the Malay rights non-governmental organisation, was said to be not feeling well.

Many in the audience were expecting him to deliver a hard-hitting speech on issues related to the interests of Malays and other Bumiputera communities.

“We were expecting Tun (Dr Mahathir) to send a strong message to Umno leaders and delegates who will attend the general assembly on Tuesday,” said a Perkasa member from Johor.

In his speech, which was read by his former political secretary, Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Shamsuddin, Dr Mahathir warned that national unity would never be achieved if Malaysians abandoned the concept of power and wealth sharing between races.

Dr Mahathir said conflicts between the races would continue to happen if the sharing concept, which is a socio-political formula of Barisan Nasional, was no longer appreciated and practised.

“What is even worse, is that there will be a race that is very poor while another race is very rich.” 

Dr Mahathir said conflicts between the rich and poor were bound to happen, with the risk of conflicts rising higher if the rich were mostly from a different race, while the poor were from another.

700,000 new voters in Johor?

ooops ... sorry, wrong map

and those foreigners will get blue IC?

Let's see how Mahathir is involved with Perkasa by reading Dr Lim Teck Ghee's Who are Perkasa? published on 17 Feb 2010 in CPI (extracts):

Perkasa is an organization registered with the Registrar of Societies on Sept 12, 2008. It traces its origins to the aftermath of the momentous March 8 general elections with the early discussion on forming the organization publicly announced in June 2008.

Its objectives clearly prioritize the defence of “Malay special rights??? (rather than the “special position??? of the Malays) as well as the position of Islam, Bahasa Melayu and Malay rulers.

There is nothing in its objectives (or its subsequent activities) to make it out as being concerned with or wanting to take up the plight of poor Malays. Instead its positions are based on the anxieties of “Ketuanan Melayu??? and “Ketuanan Islam???. [...]

Besides its “frog king??? President, Ibrahim Ali who is notorious for his party hopping (“The frog under the coconut shell hops from padi-field to padi-field, it does not hop …far, just nearby??? ) and racist and sexist outbursts (“… there would be fewer marital problems and a lower divorce rate if Muslim women were taught to accept polygamy???), most if not all of its leaders are professional politicians or businessmen, mainly from or closely associated with Umno and fitting in or flirting with the opposition camp when it suits their interests.

None have had any track record in the espousal of the socio-economic problems of the Malay working class. All have been beneficiaries of the Umno system of patronage and profited enormously from the power and wealth distributed by the party to its members, especially those at the top. All unashamedly make use of the propaganda depicting Malays as the hapless victims of the colonial and post-colonial development process and greedy non-Malays as standing in the way of legitimate Malay concerns and interests. 

Dr M, the Perkasa patron saint

The mentor and ideological godfather of Perkasa is the former PM, Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

In his welcome note to their March 2009 Assembly meeting which was telecast live by Astro Awani and contained in the programme booklet, Dr Mahathir argued that the emergence of Malay NGOs was rooted in Islamic and Malay causes and showed that the Malays now have less confidence in the political parties that are supposed to represent them. \\

He endorsed Ibrahim Ali as “(someone) who is neutral, who is concerned only with good governance, who will criticise whoever, whether the government or the opposition.???

Dr Mahathir and Ibrahim not only have a common interest in publicly massaging each other’s ego and respective causes but also in being perceived as comrades in the frontline of fighting for Malay rights in the face of rising non-Malay challenge. But are other Malays buying this line?

1 comment:

  1. we all know mahathir well, but only now we realise we might not know lks n his dap that well.