Now Kit Siang does not think the Pakatan Ali Baba idea is a good idea after all. The baggage that Mahathir is carrying is going to be DAP’s and Pakatan Harapan’s baggage as well and the Chinese are blaming Kit Siang for this. Kit Siang is proving to be a bad political strategist in his old age. The problem is Kit Siang underestimated Najib and thought that he could makan Najib. Now it is proven that Najib is a political sifu after all and has caught Kit Siang with his pants down.
THE CORRIDORS OF POWER
Raja Petra Kamarudin
The Barisan Nasional government is losing credibility by treating royal commissions of inquiry (RCIs) as political power play, DAP’s Lim Kit Siang said today over news that Putrajaya was ready to set up an RCI to probe the Memali incident some 30 years ago.
The party’s parliamentary leader called it a “farce” for the government to hold RCIs out of vengeance against former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, instead of pursuing the glaring issue of scandals involving 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).
“If Malaysia has come to the stage when even the formation of RCIs can become a political power play, the government concerned has lost all authority, credibility and legitimacy and should be replaced.
“By all means have RCIs into Bank Negara foreign exchange losses thirty years ago, or into the Memali tragedy more than 30 years ago, but if there is no RCI into the elephant in the room, the 1MDB scandal, then all these RCIs are reduced to a farce and gross abuses of power,” Lim said in a statement today.
Lim Kit Siang is panicking. Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad organised a Nothing to Hide 1.0debate to run down Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and they got hit with a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on the US$13 billion Bank Negara forex disaster (estimated at RM130 billion in today’s value). Then Mahathir organised a Nothing to Hide 2.0 debate and they are going to get hit with a RCI on the Memali murders.
If they continue organising Nothing to Hide 3.0, Nothing to Hide 4.0, Nothing to Hide 5.0,etc., then there are going to be RCIs on the RM2 billion bailout of Mahathir’s son, the Perwaja fiasco, the Petronas Twin Towers scam, and many more. And if this happens Kit Siang is going to look like one dumb Chinaman for making Mahathir the ‘Top Dog’ of Pakatan Harapan.
Kit Siang is pretending that he welcomes the RCIs on the Bank Negara forex disaster and the Memali murders. He cannot say otherwise since he was the one who has been screaming for more than 20 years that these RCIs be held. But then at that time he wanted these RCIs so that he could hit Mahathir and hopefully in the process bring down Umno and Barisan Nasional as well.
But Kit Siang no longer wants to hit Mahathir because if Mahathir is brought down then that will hurt DAP and Pakatan Harapan and not hurt Umno and Barisan Nasional. Kit Siang just wanted the RCI as a political weapon against Umno and Barisan Nasional. And that is why today Kit Siang is saying that the RCI should not be used as a political weapon against Mahathir — because Kit Siang also wanted the RCI as a weapon against Mahathir back when Mahathir was DAP’s enemy.
Malays call this senjata makan tuan (killed by your own weapon). Kit Siang wanted the RCI as a senjata against Mahathir, Umno and Barisan Nasional. He does not want the RCI as a senjata against Mahathir, DAP and Pakatan Harapan. So Kit Siang is pretending that he is not opposed to any RCI on the Bank Negara US$13 billion forex disaster or the Memali murders per say but is merely opposed to these RCIs if one is not also done on 1MDB.
But then the PAC has already investigated 1MDB. There was no PAC investigation on the Bank Negara forex disaster or the Memali murders. So why does Kit Siang still need a RCI on 1MDB? And is DAP not a member of the PAC? And has Tony Pua and Tan Seng Giaw, the DAP members of PAC, not already spoken millions of words regarding 1MDB and what the PAC discovered?