What did Najib say?
1. MCA must win more MP seats.
2. Pakatan harapan cannot win GE 14.
3. Chinese the first to be targeted if there is no peace.
What did Lim Kit Siang reply?
Najib knows he is not telling the truth because he knows that never in the nation’s history is UMNO/BN coalition more likely to be turned out of Putrajaya than in the 14th General Election.
17 September 2017
No need for Najib to threaten Chinese community
The prime minister should realise that Barisan Nasional and MCA have already lost the trust of voters by their continuous threats to gain votes.
By Liew Chin Tong
The Hari Malaysia 2017 celebration yesterday was marred by Prime Minister Najib Razak’s speech which contained elements of threatening Chinese Malaysian voters in the lead up to the coming general election.
Najib was reported by the media as saying that “The Chinese community would be targeted should Malaysia ever descend into chaos…If there is no peace in our country, what will happen? The Chinese will be the first to be targeted if there is no peace in this country.”
He was said to have made those remarks at the MCA-organised “Malaysian Chinese Patriotic Rally” held at the Putra World Trade Centre yesterday.
If Najib cares to remember, Barisan Nasional lost the trust of ethnic Chinese and Indian voters after former Umno Youth Chief Hishammuddin Hussein wielded his keris at the Umno General Assembly for three consecutive years from 2005 to 2007. The waving of the keris was perceived as a not-very-subtle threat of violence against those who did not agree with Umno.
I am not surprised if it was the event organiser MCA who had advised Najib to make those remarks. At the moment MCA is obsessed with its “30% strategy” to win 30% of ethnic Chinese votes by threatening violence and advocating spoiled votes.
In the 2013 general election, the then Pakatan Rakyat received 85% of ethnic Chinese votes across the board in the peninsula. What MCA is hoping is that by exploiting some problems within Pakatan and the fear among some Chinese voters, it could double the seats it won by winning 30% Chinese support while keeping the same level of ethnic Malay votes.
Malaysians must teach Najib and the MCA a hard lesson so that they will learn to respect voters and democracy regardless of ethnic background.
They must be reminded that no leader should ever threaten an entire community merely to gain votes. To single out the ethnic Chinese in such a way, Najib and MCA are only making more people angry with Barisan Nasional.
Najib’s remarks would only anger most Malaysians as no one likes to be threatened with violence, veiled or otherwise.
This is yet another reason for us to reject Najib, MCA and Barisan Nasional in the coming general election.
Liew Chin Tong is Kluang MP and DAP central executive council member.
The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of FMT.
Lim Kit Siang for Malaysia
Najib knows he is not telling the truth because he knows that never in the nation’s history is UMNO/BN coalition more likely to be turned out of Putrajaya than in the 14th General Election
The Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak knows that he is not the telling truth when in his speech to an artificial crowd at Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur today, he said that the Chinese community must realise that it is highly unlikely that Pakatan Harapan will be able to capture Putrajaya in the next general election.
Najib said the political reality is that the Malays only have two parties representing them, UMNO and PAS and that Pakatan Harapan is not being supported by the Malays.
Najib knows that he is not telling the truth because he knows that never in the nation’s history is the UMNO/BN coalition more likely to be turned out of Putrajaya than in the 14th General Election.
In fact, the UMNO/BN coalition had lost the popular vote in the 13th General Election, winning only 47% of the total votes cast, and this is why Najib is the first minority Prime Minister in the country.
This is because although UMNO/BN secured only 47% of the popular vote, through an unfair and unjust redelineation of constituencies, gerrymandering and a host of other undemocratic measures, Najib could win 60 per cent of the parliamentary seats, giving him the post of the first minority Prime Minister in Malaysia.
However, if there is a swing of 10% of the Malay voters and 5% of the non-Malay voters in Peninsular Malaysia in the 14GE as compared to 13GE, Pakatan Harapan will win 113 parliamentary seats, UMNO/BN 50 and PAS two.
With these numbers, Pakatan Harapan will form the new Federal Government in Malaysia – as Pakatan Harapan’s parliamentary representation will at least be between 125-130 out of a Parliament of 222 seats, if not more, if Sabah and Sarawak are taken into account!
Najib is aware of this scenario, but he is trying to disseminate misleading information to confuse the Malaysian voters to swing their support to UMNO/BN.
The 14GE will prove that there is a new political landscape in Malaysia, and those who claim that the Malays will only support two Malay parties, UMNO or PAS, are out of touch with realities.
Just now, I was privileged to see a major breakthrough in Sabah politics, where over 300 Muslim bumiputras joined the DAP to form four new branches in Sabah.
This is no more news in Peninsular Malaysia, as we have not only Malay MPs and leaders, as well as predominantly Malay branches, but for Sabah this is a historic breakthrough.
This demonstrates that the lies, fake news and false information about DAP and myself as anti-Malay and anti-Islam is not sustainable in the information age where information travels at the speed of light – and given time, the UMNP/BN demonisation campaign of DAP as anti-Malay and anti-Islam will collapse when exposed to the light of truth and reality.
UMNO is in a triple dilemma – it has lost the support of the majority of Malays in the country as well as lost the support of the highest percentage of the 1.6 milion Malay civil servants.
There is also the possibility that a sizable section of the 3.5 million UMNO members may not support the Najib leadership, and there is also a possibility that a big chunk of the one million PAS members may not support the Hadi leadership of PAS – as a vote for PAS has become a vote for UMNO with Hadi becoming the strongest apologist and defender for Najib’s 1MDB scandal and turning Malaysia into a global kleptocracy.
Najib’s visit to the White House and meeting with US President Trump has turned out to be a political disaster of the first magnitude. especially the 5-minute 58-second Najib-Trump exchange in the White House, where the Malaysian Prime Minister forgot his national duties and responsibiilties and offered Trump three “value propositions” to help strengthen the US economy! As if this is possible when GDP of USA is near USD19 trillion while Malaysia’s GDP has not reached USD300 billion (i;e. USA economy is some 63 times larger than the Malaysian economy.)
Najib has made a fool of himself as well as the country during his visit to White House and meeting with Trump. This may be the reason why Najib has cancelled the possibility of dissolving Parliament after his White House visit. The next possibility is when Najib presents his 2018 Budget in Parliament on Oct. 27.
Will Najib dissolve Parliament after the 2018 budget presentation on Oct. 27 or will he push it to next year? We will soon know.
[Speech at the DAP kopitiam dialogue in Sandakan on Saturday, 16th Sept. 2017 at 5 pm]
Najib tells Chinese to send more reps to BN govt
Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak today urged the Chinese in the country to send more representatives from the community to the multiracial Barisan Nasional (BN) government in the next general election.
The prime minister said he wanted to see a stronger representation from the community in his government, adding that BN currently only had six percent of members of parliament from the ethnic group which was a very low number.
“I want a stronger Chinese representation in the BN government. We need the number to go up.
“If the Chinese voice is stronger in BN, then you are able to shape the policies and possibilities of this government even better, and even stronger in the future,” he said before a 16,000-strong crowd at the Chinese Community Patriotic Assembly organised by MCA at Putra World Trade Centre, in Kuala Lumpur.
Chinese the first to be targeted if there is no peace, PM fears
The Chinese community would be targeted should Malaysia ever descend into chaos, Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak said.
This Najib said, is why the government is committed to keeping the country peaceful.
“If there is no peace in our country, what will happen? The Chinese will be the first to be targeted if there is no peace in this country.
‘Chinese must realise opposition unlikely to win next GE’
The Chinese community must realise that it is highly unlikely that Pakatan Harapan will be able to capture Putrajaya in the next general election, said Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.
“Because if you look at political reality today, they Malays only have two parties representing them; Umno and PAS.
“Pakatan Harapan is not being supported by them (Malays). DAP cannot dream of forming the next government.
“The next government, God willing, will continue to be BN. It is better for the Chinese community to realise this.