Why Abdul Rahman Dahlan evades the question why he is not fighting his own battle and instead, run crying to “MO1” for SOS to direct other UMNO Ministers and leaders to come to his rescue?

The self-styled Barisan Nasional Director of Strategic Communications (in actual fact, BN Director of Strategic Lies), Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan should not evade my question to him yesterday why he is not fighting his own battle and instead, run crying to “MO1” for SOS to direct other UMNO Ministers and leaders to come to his rescue?

When I told Abdul Rahman yesterday to stand on his own two feet to fight his own battle, and not to depend on other UMNO leaders to come to his aid, at least five UMNO leaders - four UMNO Ministers and one UMNO Deputy Minister - had already been enlisted into Abdul Rahman’s demonization campaign against me.

They were the Minister for Rural and Regional Development, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, the Minister for Education, Datuk Mahdzir Khalid, the Minister for Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism, Datuk Hamzah Zainudin, Minister for Communications and Multimedia, Datuk Seri Mohd Salleh Said Keruak and the Deputy Transport Minister, Datuk Ab Aziz Kaprawi.

By today, this “Support Abdul Rahman’s Demonisation of Lim Kit Siang” has expanded to include the Minister for Housing and Local Government, Datuk Nor Omar and the Wanita UMNO chief, Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, whose statements appeared in the UMNO/BN mainstream media and I expect more UMNO/BN Ministers and leaders to join in the demonization campaign at the behest of “MO1”.

It is indeed note-worthy that these five UMNO Ministers, one UMNO Deputy Minister and one top UMNO leader have abandoned the “anti-Malay”, “anti-Islam” allegations of Abdul Rahman’s recent demonization campaign, which had been discredited by the RM10,000 offer (upped to RM50,000 within 24 hours) by the UMNO Youth leader Tan Sri Annuar Musa for the “best essay or social media posting” that I am anti-Malay and anti-Islam, which is tantamount to an open confession that these mischievous UMNO/BN propagandists do not have a single proof that I had been anti-Malay and anti-Islam throughout my 51 years of active politics.

They have instead focused on one aspect - accusing me of being “dictator” of Pakatan Harapan and suggesting that I might as well “take the helm” as Pakatan Harapan Chairman – insinuating that Tun Dr. Mahathir (who was Prime Minister for Malaysia and UMNO President for 22 years), Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (former Deputy Prime Minister and UMNO Deputy President), Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (former Deputy Prime Minister and UMNO Deputy President, and Ketua Umum for PKR), Datuk Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (PKR President and Ketua Pembangkang) and Mohamed Sabu (AMANAH President who had gone in and out of jail) have all become my stooges or puppets.

I had previously worked with former Prime Ministers Tunku Abdul Rahman and Tun Hussein Onn when they were no more Prime Minister and UMNO President. Did I also make Tunku and Hussein my stooges or puppets?

The UMNO Ministers and leaders are in fact insulting the Malay race, by suggesting that top Malay leaders who had been Prime Ministers or Deputy Prime Ministers, Presidents or Deputy Presidents of UMNO, are men of such low moral character and caliber as capable of becoming puppets or stooges of other people!

Are they also saying that the current Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, UMNO President, Deputy President, Vice Presidents and UMNO Ministers and leaders all could become stooges and puppets of other people tomorrow when they are no more in their present power and position?

Clearly, I have more respect for the Malay race that the present UMNO Ministers and leaders.

I appeal to the UMNO Ministers and leaders not to insult their own race in this fashion.

They can disagree with their former UMNO Presidents and Deputy Presidents, but they should not malign their character as if UMNO leaders, once they relinquish their positions, become morally worthless characters.

While Mahathir is being accused of being my stooge and puppet, an opposite campaign of lies and falsehoods are proceeding on the Chinese ground where MCA propagandists spread lies, fake news and false information that I have become Mahathir’s puppet and stooge.

Mahathir and I are not stooge or puppet of the other, as we are honourable and self-respecting leaders who are co-operating in a common cause to save Malaysia from the curse, ignominy and infamy of being regarded world-wide as a global kleptocracy – which if not addressed, will result in Malaysia becoming a failed and rogue state.

Mahathir and I are acting as Malaysian patriots to join forces to save Malaysia from degenerating into a political and economic basket-case, and although Mahathir is much older than me coming to 92 years old, I am not young at 76, we both have no agendas for personal advancement in our common patriotic cause to Save Malaysia from global kleptocracy.

UMNO/BN propagandists have spread the lies, fake news and false information that I am seeking Mahathir’s help to save Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng, from his corruption case.

If I had done that, I would not be able to look Mahathir in the eye, for I would have acted no different from an opportunist or hustler, who deserves no respect from anyone.

Mahathir and I had never even discussed Guan Eng’s corruption case – which clearly is politically motivated.

A member of the Abdul Rahman Dahlan stable of UMNO/BN owned or controlled mainstream media of lies, fake news and false information, The New Straits Times, today carried a special column on “Another vexing week for Kit Siang” which noted that yesterday I had posted “three lengthy entries on his blog at 5.46 am, 8.30 am and 2.46pm”.

The writer of this NST column had not been responsible and professional enough , as I posted four entries on my blog yesterday, at 5.46 am, 8.30 am, 2.46 pm and 6.59 pm!

For the information of Abdul Rahman and his gang, which included the NST writer of the column, last week was no “vexing week” for me at all, but a very interesting and exciting week, for it was quite enjoyable to see Abdul Rahman Dahlan and his army of UMNO/BN propagandists squirm at being publicly exposed as half-baked and unprofessional media propagandists.

The NST quoted my statement on Saturday which offered Abdul Rahman Dahlan a third lesson in “strategic communications” - – 邪不胜正 (Evil cannot triumph over good).

Abdul Rahman thought he was clever tweeting that it was I who represented “evil”.

I need only ask Abdul Rahman to read the blog posting of former UMNO Secretary-General,Tan Sri Sanusi Junid, who had been a Minister and Kedah Mentri Besar, dated 17th February 2017 which listed 30 items where Malaysia had gone wrong – like Malaysia becoming a global kleptocracy; the 1MDB international money-laundering scandal; the corruption scandals in FELDA, MARA, Tabung Haji – and not one of them had anything to do with me.

Those responsible for the 30 Misdeeds listed by Sanusi Junid represented the face of evil in Malaysia.

Can Abdul Rahman read Sanusi Junid’s posting and declare what is “Evil” in Malaysia?

Finally, Abdul Rahman should answer my question yesterday: When was he appointed by the BN Supreme Council as the BN Director of Strategic Communications and when such a BN Supreme Council was held, or did he just appoint himself to this position?

Lim Kit Siang DAP Parliamentary Leader & MP for Gelang Patah