The Malaysian Observer
Lim Kit Siang was once so full of confidence had lauded that he would go to the PAS and UMNO grassroots to capture their supporters.
For Lim Kit Siang things could not have been better. He was already seen as the de facto head of his DAP-led Pakatan opposition. He had even worked out some sort of deal with Tun Mahathir which included them pretending to get along for the sake of their respective goals.
During the same period of time, Lim Kit Siang had even managed to put Datuk Anwar Ibrahim on the back burner. As he saw it, better a Tun in hand than a Datuk behind bars.
I could have said better a Tun in hand than a person convicted of sodomy behind bars, but I didn’t.
Along the same line; Lim Kit Siang was and is perfectly fine with Datuk Dr Wan Azizah Ismail using DAP-led Pakatan public events to mention her husband being behind bars. After all by having Datuk Wan Azizah Ismail raising her husband’s (Anwar Ibrahim) name, he (Lim Kit Siang) does not have too and he can feign caring about Anwar without doing anything.
However as far as Lim Kit Siang was concerned; Anwar Ibrahim was out of sight and virtually out of mind.
Lim Kit Siang believed that with Tun Mahathir on board, he did not need Datuk Anwar Ibrahim or PAS president Datuk Seri Hadi Awang in order to capture the Malay vote.
But as things have turned out, Tun Mahathir could not attract Malays or the Malay voter demographic that Lim Kit Siang and his DAP-led Pakatan opposition so desperately wants.
Now that the Tun Mahathir experiment has turned out to be a bust; Lim Kit Siang is asking voters for his DAP-led Pakatan opposition to be given one term and if they fail voters could re-elect Barisan Nasional. So is he saying that BN is not bad after all?
When you read what Lim Kit Siang is saying, it seems like he is man who clearly sees the writing on the wall; and what he sees does not look promising.
So Lim Kit Siang the man who had confidently said that he would go after the PAS and UMNO grassroots supporters is now sounding like a man desperately begging for votes!
Source: The Malaysian Observer