Thursday, May 23, 2019

'Lim KS vs Najib' debate fizzled out

MM Online - Kit Siang says debate with Najib off amid fears of racial conflict (extracts)


Lim Kit Siang attends the 2019 DAP National Conference in Shah Alam May 5, 2019

Picture by Firdaus Latif

KUALA LUMPUR, May 23 — DAP’s Lim Kit Siang has today retracted his agreement to debate scandal-plagued Datuk Seri Najib Razak, citing fears that the event may be turned into an ethnic conflict.

In a statement, the Iskandar Puteri MP has also pre-empted any accusations that he is a coward for deciding so, telling the public instead to judge himself by his 53 years in politics.

“As there is great likelihood that the debate on ‘How Malaysia became a global kleptocracy and how we can become a leading nation of integrity’ between Najib and myself could be turned into a Malay vs Chinese conflict

Malaysiakini - Najib: I received info Harapan fears Kit Siang will be defeated (extracts)

Minutes after Lim Kit Siang issued a media statement announcing his withdrawal from a debate with Najib Abdul Razak, the latter said he received information that Pakatan Harapan was planning to pull the plug on the event.

In a Facebook posting this evening, the former premier said there were concerns within Harapan and DAP that Lim could be defeated.

“I notice that there are steps put in motion to cancel the debate. They are worried Lim might be vanquished in the debate,” he added.

Lim had cited concerns that the debate could be used to stir up racial sentiments and denied that his decision was due to cowardice.

Meanwhile, Najib claimed there were also those in Harapan who are concerned that he would raise issues which Lim (photo) would find difficult to deflect, as well as expose the coalition's propaganda as lies and slander.

“Harapan should have full trust and confidence in Lim because he has been DAP's boss for more than 50 years."

“Harapan should know that nobody would be forced to watch the debate and that public funds would not be used for the event."

“In the spirit of democracy and transparency, let this debate proceed with the title suggested by DAP, which I had agreed to,” he added.


Kaytee's note: I am not surprised the debate has been cancelled. You work out the reason yourself according to your preference, wakakaka.


  1. This cinapek SHOULD have listen to Daim's advice of not entertaining to this kleptomaniac's ANY moves!

    1. what u expect from a hypo? we never forget how he retract like a tortoise when lee san choon challenged him in seremban. cakap kosong aje pandai.

  2. Now Jibby knows how Toonsie felt when Jibby didn’t show up....did UMNO fear that Jibby would lose the debate with Toonsie?

    Mahathir arrives, no trace of Najib at ‘Nothing to Hide’ forum

    Faiz Zainudin - August 13, 2017

    SHAH ALAM: Prime Minister Najib Razak did not show up at the Nothing to Hide forum which also features Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the chairman of PPBM and Pakatan Harapan (PH) this afternoon.

    Although an invitation had been sent to his office, Najib was not present when the event started at 3.30pm.

    Mahathir, 92, was alone on stage to address questions from the audience of about 500 on contentious issues that have been raised about both the Pakatan Harapan chairman and the prime minister.

    1. najib the liar cum thief no face to debate mahathir, y lks no face to debate najib? tell us la, i know yr spinning skill can match lks.

  3. Now Bapak Tokong knows how Jibby felt when Jibby didn’t show up....did DAP fear that Bapak Tokong would lose the debate with Jibby?

    1. Jibby boleh debate dengan Tommy in court kalau berani. But I suspect he will not take the stand. Takut kalah nanti masuk penjara.

  4. I see the initial challenge of debate by Ahjibkor and taken on by LKS as both with huge egos vying for public attention and trying to stay relevant when they are both starting to become irrelevant in their party and to the Nation.

    That's because, even if the debate is held and whoever wins does not in any way affect the Govt., pending Court cases or proof anything except their own ego to remain relevant.