Media Statement by Lim Kit Siang in Petaling Jaya on Monday, 9th February 2009:
Shocked and hurt by Karpalís statement - let the party resolve any differences internally
I am shocked and hurt by DAP National Chairman Sdr. Karpal Singhís statement yesterday.
Malaysians are scandalized that instead of uniting Malaysians to face the worst global economic crisis for eighty years, the Prime Minister-in-waiting Datuk Seri Najib Razak had done the opposite Ė frittering away further public confidence in engendering greater national discord by engineering the Perak political crisis in the illegal and unconstitutional grab for power, resulting in the constitutional crisis of two Mentris Besar in Perak.
Perakians are outraged. Malaysians are outraged. The world looks on in disbelief at the political insensitivity and indifference of the Prime Minister-in-waiting on the imperative to restore public confidence at this critical stage of the nation by giving top priority to uniting Malaysians, by actively creating not only a Perak but national political crisis.
The national economic crisis and the latest political crisis caused by Najibís coup deítat must be the topmost concern for all Malaysians.
Let the DAP resolve any differences internally as they should not be allowed to deflect efforts to resolve both the grave economic and political crisis confronting Malaysians.
*Lim Kit Siang, DAP Parliamentary leader & MP for Ipoh Timor