“Zaki Yamani should retract and apologise for his posting, M’sians don’t want hate culture”

I FULLY support the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who asked netizen Zaki Yamani that tweeted a prayer urging for the death of PAS president Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang to apologise for his post.

In my close to six decades in Malaysian politics, I had never harboured the hope that my political opponents would die.

I wish Hadi, who is receiving hospital treatment after his health started deteriorating since Hari Raya Haji swift recovery and I also hope Hadi would mend his ways to stop spreading lies, falsehoods, fake news and hate speech which could only polarise race and religious relations in Malaysia and which is not helpful to ensuring the fulfilment of the wishes of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and various Sultans to see political stability and greater national unity in the country.

Hadi had alleged that I am anti-Malay, anti-Islam, a communist and promoting Islamophobia, which are baseless and wicked allegations that Hadi has not been able to substantiate despite being repeatedly challenged to do so.

I invite Hadi to join me in ensuring that there will be clean and honest politics in Malaysia and that the six state polls in Penang, Selangor, Negri Sembilan, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu will be witnesses to such clean and healthy politics. – July 2, 2023


Veteran lawmaker and retired DAP supremo Tan Sri Lim Kit Siang was the former MP for Iskandar Puteri.

The views expressed are solely of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Focus Malaysia.

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