Why the three-week eerie silence of the accusers to cite a single instance to prove DAP is anti-Malay, anti-Islam, communist and promoting Islamophobia from the 14-year DAP-led Penang State Government from 2008 to 2022?

Three weeks ago, I invited Malaysians from Perlis to Johore, as well as in Sabah and Sarawak, to cite an instance of the DAP being anti-Malay, anti-Islam, communist and promoting Islamophobia from the 14 years of DAP-led Penang State Government from 2008 to 2022.

But there were no takers. Instead, there was a long eerie silence which does not befit honest, upright, and righteous accusers of wrongdoing by others.

If I had made serious allegations against others, and I have been challenged to substantiate my allegations, I would have jumped at the opportunity to prove my case.

But in this case, there was only eerie silence.

Why is this so? Isn’t this proof that the accusers have wrongly and without basis made wild allegations against the DAP as being anti-Malay, anti-Islam, communist, and promoting Islamophobia?

We are in an era where there are people who believe it is possible to make a wrong into a right.

This is most apparent in the social media, as lately there has been in circulation WhatsApp of past events passing off as current events.

In the modern era of information technology, it is easier to try to rewrite history and whitewash the sins of the past.

A most recent case happened yesterday when the Bersatu Youth chief Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal said Malaysia lost control of the Covid-19 pandemic because the Pakatan Harapan government made the mistake in February 2020 by being slow in barring tourists from risky countries.

This is utter rubbish for two reasons: firstly, the Pakatan Harapan government was toppled by the infamous Sheraton Move political conspiracy in February 2020, and secondly, the Covid-19 pandemic in Malaysia was under control until National Day 2020. Malaysia lost control of the Coivid-19 pandemic when the Perikatan Nasional was power-greedy and forced the holding of the Sabah state general election in September 2020.

As a result, in the National Day month of August, 2020, Malaysia had 364 Covid-19 cases and two Covid-19 deaths. But in the National Day month of August 2021, Malaysia had more than 630,000 Covid-19 cases and more than 7,400 deaths — an exponential increase of 17,000 times for the number of Covid-19 cases and more than, 3,700 times the Covid-19 deaths!

And that was after the first “backdoor” Prime Minister, Muhyiddin Yassin illegitimately, illegally, and unconstitutionally suspended Parliament on January 11, 2021, when Malaysia had cumulative total of 138,224 Covid-19 cases and 555 Covid-19 deaths.

Six months later, when Muhyiddin resigned as “backdoor” Prime Minister, the cumulative total of Covid-19 cases was over 10 times more, reaching nearly 1.5 million cases, and the cumulative total of Covid-19 deaths were 24 times more, with over 13,000 Covid-19 deaths.

Yet Bersatu and Perikatan want to rewrite history and claimed that Muhyiddin’s greatest success was to conquer the Covid-19 pandemic, when the truth was opposite — it was Muhyiddin’s greatest failure.

When Muhyiddin claimed during the 15th General Election that “only a few died” as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic under his premiership, it was his most irresponsible statement — second only to his 2010 statement that he was “Malay first” and not “Malaysian first”.

Lim Kit Siang DAP Veteran