“So you see, the people did give the DAP a chance to set things right in 2008. But instead of making good that chance, Guan Eng engaged in a self-serving agenda that turned Penang into a billionaires’ club. Nowhere on the island can an engineer earning RM4,000 a month expect to buy a quality home. As far as Guan Eng is concerned, people who can’t afford homes worth RM500,000 or more are not qualified to call the island home”
THE THIRD FORCE
Lim Kit Siang wants you to give Pakatan Harapan a chance.
In a blog posting that was nothing short of bizarre (READ HERE), the DAP de facto chief made an importuned plea to the rakyat, asking people to vote the opposition bloc into power come the 14th general election (GE14). According to him, should Pakatan fail to live up to expectations, people could always bring Barisan Nasional back into the scene come 2023.
Yes, the man who runs Pakatan from behind the curtains of deceit now wants you to give the coalition a chance. By gaining control of the country, the senior Lim intends to bring to fruition an accord he entered with the late Lee Kuan Yew in 1985. Under the terms of this accord, the DAP needs to wrest control of all port bearing cities in the western Malaysian peninsula to create a PAP-led dominion across the Malacca Straits.
Kuan Yew wanted to use the DAP’s eventual control of trade in the Malacca Straits to convince the Chinese not to build the canal. He wanted Kit Siang to establish a nexus of Chinese friendly cities spanning the waterway to establish a north-south trade entrepôt. But the senior Lim is not going to tell you all this.
Instead, he wants you to think that Pakatan has what it takes to govern Malaysia because it has on board someone who steered the country for 22 years. In other words, he wants you to believe that unlike Barisan Nasional, the opposition coalition has big shots from the DAP and a former premier running the show to give Malaysians the best solution possible.
That explains why the senior Lim agreed to Dr. Mahathir Mohammad becoming Pakatan’s “Top Dog.” While Kit Siang pulls the strings from behind the curtains of deceit, he put the former premier in charge – on paper, that is – to give Pakatan the flavour of competency it lacked. But the move backfired following revelations that Bank Negara under Mahathir’s leadership dissipated RM31.5 billion through the forex market.
Now remember, we’re talking about the same Mahathir who insists that Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak dissipated 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) funds into thin air. But not only has the former premier yet to substantiate the claim, neither has Clare Rewcastle Brown, who went so far as to accuse PAS president Dato’ Seri Haji Abdul Hadi Awang of receiving RM90 million in bribe money from the Prime Minister.
Yes, this is the lady who Mahathir bribed millions just to blacken Najib’s name. For the past three years, she has been insisting that Sarawak Report published truckloads of “smoking gun evidences” admissible in “any court anywhere in the world.” But when asked by a London Court to present evidence, she failed to offer even a shred of it, preferring instead to infuriate the judge by accusing the Malaysian judiciary of conspiring with Najib and Hadi.
Now, if she owned up to her misdeeds, I’m quite sure that a man of Hadi’s calibre would immediately forgive her and forget the whole thing. Instead, she chose to provoke the PAS president further in a recent counter-claim by accusing him of being party to publications by The Third Force (READ FMT REPORT HERE). That struck me as weird, considering that I have yet to meet the PAS president or communicate with him on any matter, forget the publications.
And neither have I spoken to Ms. Rewcastle or any of her agents. If indeed she has evidence to prove Hadi or Najib conspired with me, she should publish that evidence via Sarawak Report and stop wasting the London court’s time. What the judge is probably interested to know is if she has proof Najib bribed Hadi RM90 million. There is absolutely no point for her to drag The Third Force into the picture just to prolong the trial past the 14th general election (GE14).
And that brings me to my point.
It seems that The Third Force is now a potent threat to both Ms. Rewcastle and Kit Siang. In the case of the former, there seems to be an attempt to imply that The Third Force is in cahoots with Malaysia Today to tighten Najib’s grip on power. In the case of the latter, there is a definite attempt to prevent people from discovering a West Coast Agenda that Lee Kuan Yew mooted in 1985.
That explains why Kit Siang came out with a blog posting begging people to give Pakatan a chance. He wants to draw attention from an article I published just yesterday, the 29th of October 2017 (READ HERE). In the article, I made public plans by the senior Lim to turn key port bearing cities along the west coast of the Malaysian peninsula into luxury enclaves for super-rich Hong Kong investors. Now, there is very little difference between what Kit Siang plans to do with the west coast and what his son did in Penang.
Over the past nine years, Lim Guan Eng performed multiple financial acrobatics to reapportion funds in ways that allowed his administration to register exponential budget gains. Between the years 2010 and 2014 alone, he got his men to shut down state trustee accounts and quietly channelled money from those accounts into a consolidated fund. The move allowed him to announce a ‘cumulative budget surplus’ of RM574 million between the years 2008 and 2015.
These manoeuvres were designed to impress upon you that the state government could cope with surges in infrastructural and other related expenses. These surges were the result of kitchen door negotiations between Guan Eng’s people and cash-rich developers who purchased massive terrains of land from the state. Not only did Guan Eng’s men approve the sales, they got these developers to erect luxury high-rises only cash-rich foreigners could afford.
But to impress upon you that the high-rises were affordable, Guan Eng instructed the state’s Housing, Town and Country Planning Committee Chairman to bundle low and middle-cost housing categories with four others and label them “Affordable Housing” (READ HERE). The rebranding by Jagdeep Singh Deo allowed the state government to sell homes at prices close to half a million and get off scot free by calling them “affordable homes.”
The scheme also allowed Guan Eng to hoodwink the rakyat into thinking that the construction project along Lengkok Lembah Permai, Tanjung Bungah, was a hillslope project designed to provide affordable housing for low and middle-wage earners. But checks revealed that the developer had no plans to offer even a single unit below RM400,000, meaning, the hillslope project is yet another luxury scheme designed for people with lots of cash to burn.
So you see, the people did give the DAP a chance to set things right in 2008. But instead of making good that chance, Guan Eng engaged in a self-serving agenda that turned Penang into a billionaires’ club. Nowhere on the island can an engineer earning RM4,000 a month expect to buy a quality home. As far as Guan Eng is concerned, people who can’t afford homes worth RM500,000 or more are not qualified to call the island home.
Now, is this the kind of Ipoh, Malacca, Pasir Gudang, Nilai and Gelang Patah you want? But that’s exactly what you’re going to get if you vote Kit Siang’s Pakatan into power come the 14th general election. The senior Lim was promised funds by Singaporeans to turn those cities into luxury enclaves for cash-rich Chinamen. But first, he must get you guys to vote Pakatan into power, because only then can he get his hands on those funds.
So tell me, are you still planning on giving Pakatan a chance?