Kit Siang: “PAS may win Kemaman by-election but yet lose the larger battle”

THE forthcoming Kemaman by-election is more for PAS to lose than for UMNO to win, said DAP veteran Tan Sri Lim Kit Siang.

According to Lim, if UMNO wins Kemaman, PAS would be in “big trouble” and this is why the nomination of Terengganu Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar to fill the Kemaman parliamentary seat is a “desperate move”.

“PAS may even win the Kemaman by-election and yet lose the larger battle as its election director (Datuk Seri Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor) is talking about winning the by-election with a 30,000-vote majority,” he remarked in a statement today (Nov 17).

“Until the six state polls on Aug 12, PAS leaders were forecasting a change in the federal government and the prime minister if Perikatan Nasional (PN) captured Selangor and Negri Sembilan. However, PN and PAS failed.

“Now with Bersatu in tatters and PAS exposed as a political party which had relied on lies, falsehoods, fake news and hate speech to create fear and a political wave in the country, there is a new political scenario in the country.”

Lim said Malaysians are now waking up to the Islamist party’s “lies and falsehoods” which he said had threatened the nation’s political stability, national unity, diversity and prosperity.

“This is thanks to PAS president Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang’s wild and preposterous allegations that DAP and I are anti-Malay, anti-Islam, anti-royalty, communists and spreading Islamophobia for the last five decades, but for a year he was unable to substantiate them with an iota of evidence,” he pointed out.

“[This has culminated in] his best disciple, Kepala Batas MP Siti Mastura Mohamad, uttering unfathomable lies that I am related to former Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) leader Chin Peng, Singapore’s first prime minister ‘Lim’ Kuan Yew, Anthony Loke Siew Fook, Teresa Kok, Nga Kor Min and Ngeh Koo Ham.”

Lim said the question is whether the Kemaman by-election will show that PAS is a force to be reckoned with in the future politics of the country, or if the political wave created by the party’s lies and falsehoods have reached their zenith, with the only direction for PAS being descent.

“But one this is for sure: Malaysia cannot rise up again to be a world-class nation as our future would then be that of a divided, failed and kleptocratic state,” he added.

On Nov 7, Siti Mastura came under fire for claiming existing family ties between Lim as well as his son Bagan MP Lim Guan Eng and former CPM leader Chin Peng, as well as Singapore’s first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew.

She had made the claim in her 46-minute speech to PAS’ women and young women wing members from Kemaman PAS, ahead of the upcoming Kemaman parliamentary by-election on Dec 2. – Nov 17, 2023


Main pic credit: MyKMU

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