Media statement by Lim Kit Siang in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday, 8th June 2011:
Nazri’s claim that Hadi is gunning for PM’s job strikes discerning Malaysians as the latest example of debilitating loss of confidence enveloping UMNO and BN leaderships that they are on the last legs of power until 13th General Election
The Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Seri Nazri’s claim that the PAS President Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang is gunning for the Prime Minister’s job strikes discerning Malaysians as the latest example of the debilitating loss of confidence enveloping Umno and BN leaderships that they are on the last legs of power until the 13th General Election.
Until the 308 political tsunami of the 2008 General Election, the very thought that the Prime Minister would not come from Umno would be a completely unthinkable notion.
Now a senior Minister of the Najib Cabinet is seriously canvassing the scenario of UMNO and BN losing federal power in Putrajaya and, for the first time in the nation’s history since Merdeka in 1955, a Prime Minister not from Umno after the next 13th general election.
Nazri of course had his ulterior political motive and agenda in making his allegation that Hadi is gunning for the PM’s job, but the overwhelming public impression from Nazri’s claim is not about its veracity (and Hadi has already rebutted him) but the shocking fact that more and more Umno and BN leaders are coming to accept the possibility that the next Prime Minister after the next general elections will not be Najib or come from UMNO.
Is the most famous political prophecy of the land, RAHMAN on the first six Prime Ministers from UMNO with “N” marking ‘The End” of Umno rule and hegemony of the ruling coalition to be fully perfected and proven true very soon?
As far as Pakatan Rakyat coalition of DAP, PKR and PAS is concerned, we are agreed that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will be the next Prime Minister of Malaysia if Pakatan Rakyat wins the voters’ mandate securing a majority of the parliamentary seats in the next general election.
Many plots to derail this possibility from becoming a reality have been set in motion including the conspiracy to jail Anwar and disqualify him from standing as a candidate in the 13th general election.
If this despicable plot succeeds, it may prove to be the last straw that breaks the camel’s back to catapult Pakatan Rakyat to power in Putrajaya and Anwar to become the next Prime Minister of Malaysia after the next general election.
*Lim Kit Siang, DAP Parliamentary Leader & MP for Ipoh Timor