What was it that Mahathir, Kit Siang, DAP and Pakatan Harapan did that Najib did not want them to do? They did everything that Najib wanted them to do, plus more. So why should Najib panic? Kit Siang should be the one panicking instead. And he is. All Najib did was to hand over a gun to Kit Siang and Kit Siang started shooting everyone in the room, plus himself. So why should Najib panic when Kit Siang did precisely what Najib wanted him to do?
THE CORRIDORS OF POWER
Raja Petra Kamarudin
“A lot of people come and ask me whether I still can continue my struggle after they heard the news that I got hurt. I want to guarantee it is not easy for Lim Kit Siang to fall,” said Lim Kit Siang, in response to a question about him hurting his head in a fall recently.
Tan Sri Mohamed Yaacob said the same thing just before Kelantan fell to PAS in 1990 when he rejected Tun Daim Zainuddin’s advise for him to step aside and make way for a younger person to lead Umno Kelantan. In 1999, Tan Sri Wan Mokhtar Wan Ahmad was also told that Terengganu might fall to the opposition because after 25 years as the Menteri Besar of Terengganu the people were fed up with him and he also said it is not easy for him to fall.
Yes, Kit Siang is about to join the ranks of those other veterans who all said it is not easy for them to fall and then spectacularly fell and made history in the way they fell. And, in his heart, Kit Siang knows this and he is extremely worried that he is seeing the sunset of his political career. And when the DAP grassroots wake up from sleep the morning after Polling Day of GE14 and realise that Kit Siang made the biggest strategic blunder of his political career by welding DAP’s fate to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the Chinese are going to discard him faster than you can say, “Adios Señor Kitty!”
The truth is, Kit Siang’s panic first started on 4th December 2016 when Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak revealed that the next general election is a contest between the Umno-led Barisan Nasional and the DAP-led Pakatan Harapan. That was when Kit Siang phoned Mahathir and proposed a deal. And he also invited Mahathir to DAP’s convention the following day after announcing earlier that Mahathir was not invited. Kit Siang needed to deflect what Najib said by showing a Malay face at DAP’s convention. But the number four, which means ‘die’, is not an auspicious number for Chinese and that 4th December decision has, since then, brought Kit Siang and DAP a lot of bad feng shui. Chinese never launch their future on ‘death day’ and, ironically, this is precisely what Kit Siang did.
Kit Siang is in a state of panic. But he wants to make it appear like he is the cool one while it is Prime Minster Najib Tun Razak who is in a state of panic. Kit Siang is not only delusional and living in denial but he hopes he can take the DAP and Pakatan Harapan supporters for a ride and make them believe he is in control of the ball all the way to the goalposts. In reality Kit Siang lost control of the ball the day he fell into Najib’s trap and tied his fate to Mahathir’s. Now Kit Siang realises that what has happened over the last two years was part of Najib’s plan and that he walked right into the quicksand and the more he struggles the more he sinks.
This was what Kit Siang said in Skudai on Friday night:
One of the hottest topics in the country is speculation on the timing for the 14th General Elections and the possible outcomes. But a fortnight night ago, there had been a start of a political hurricane in the country. Now all the bets about the outcome of the 14GE are now off, and Najib and the top UMNO/BN leaders, propagandists and cybertroopers have been in panic in the last two weeks about the possible outcome of the 14GE, which may see them ejected from Putrajaya!
The start of the political hurricane was the Pakatan Harapan Presidential Council meeting on July 14, announcing the Pakatan Harapan structure, logo and new leadership line-up, which re-ignited new hopes and re-inspired Malaysians that there is still a chance of achieving in the 14GE the political change in Putrajaya for a new Federal Government in Malaysia, which the majority of Malaysians rooted for in the 13th General Election but was foiled by an undemocratic gerrymandered electoral system.
For the past two weeks, there is a new air, new hope and new confidence in Malaysian politics which had disappeared in the past four years after the 13th General Election.
This is the greatest bull Kit Siang has ever uttered since his mistake of adopting Mahathir as Pakatan Harapan’s mascot. Does he believe all these lies? Or does he hope that the voters would believe it. This part of Kit Siang’s declaration is very telling and more or less sums up what is in his mind: “For the past two weeks, there is a new air, new hope and new confidence in Malaysian politics which had disappeared in the past four years after the 13th General Election.”
So Kit Siang admits that it was downhill for Pakatan since post-GE13 and only two weeks ago can they see light at the end of the tunnel. The only thing is that light at the end of the tunnel may be a fast train heading in his direction. Kit Siang did not realise it then but Najib wanted him to tie his future to Mahathir so that when the Chinese rain down stones on Mahathir, Kit Siang would also be on the receiving end. And when the Chinese reject Mahathir they would be rejecting DAP as well.
Kit Siang also said, “Najib had lost a golden opportunity of winning with the best possible results, if he had dissolved Parliament after the Sarawak state general elections in May last year. It was reported today that Najib’s advisers are pushing for early general elections, possibly in late October or early November, as further delays could risk a “perfect storm” against UMNO/Barisan Nasional.”
That was what Kit Siang was hoping: that Najib would call for the GE14 last year. But why should Najib do that? In fact, Najib’s advisers are not pushing for an early general election like what Kit Siang says. Legally the general election need not be held until August 2018, which is a year from now. And that is what Najib should do — drag it as long as it is legally possible so that by the time the GE14 is held Pakatan Harapan would be in a shambles and would be breathing its last few breaths.