Media conference statement by Lim Kit Siang in Parliament on Wednesday, 15th June 2011 at 12.30 pm:
Based on the latest wild accusation of UMNO’s Utusan Malaysia, I am wondering whether to confess that DAP had been masterminding UMNO for more than four decades?
UMNO’s Utusan Malaysia has today concocted a new wild allegation – accusing DAP of masterminding PAS’ welfare state agenda as a cover for the DAP’s Malaysian Malaysia concept.
Based on Utusan’s latest wild accusation, I am wondering whether to confess that DAP had been masterminding UMNO for more than four decades.
Let me put it straight to Utusan Malaysia – do you want DAP to confess that we have been masterminding UMNO for more than four decades? If so, I am prepared to give Utusan the “scoop of the century” of how the DAP had been masterminding UMNO for more than four decades.
The allegation was made today by Utusan Assistant Chief Editor Datuk Zaini Hassan in his “Cuit” column: “Negara kebajikan, negara Islam dan ‘Malaysian Malaysia’”.
If Utusan’s Assistant Chief Editor is serious about his allegation that DAP has masterminded PAS’ welfare state adopted at the recent Muktamar PAS, he should have the political acumen to discern that the DAP had in fact been masterminding the UMNO for more than for decades.
With his very “creative” political antennae, there is no way the Utusan Asst Chief Editor could have missed the tell-tale signs of the DAP’s masterminding the UMNO leadership for more than four decades, viz:
May be the Utusan editors should consult their political bosses in Umno (although I am not sure who are Utusan’s real Umno political bosses as Najib seemed to have lost all control in the setting of editorial policy in Utusan) whether DAP should come out with such a confession that DAP had been masterminding UMNO for more than four decades.
I await for Utusan and UMNO’s reply.
*Lim Kit Siang, DAP Parliamentary Leader & MP for Ipoh Timor