DAP wants clarity from plethora of contradiction and not game of numbers
(Petaling Jaya, Friday): I refer
to the Malaysiakini report last night under the heading “Keadilan can win
Chinese support without DAP’s help: Azmin” and the various strong terms
used by Parti Keadilan Nasional (PKN) leaders.
by Lim Kit Siang
DAP is not interested in the exchange of epithets or to indulge
in the game of numbers.
What Malaysians want is clarity from the plethora of conflicting
and contradictory claims by different PKN leaders and sources about the
voting trends in the Indera Kayangan by-election last Saturday, namely
the percentage of the Malay votes secured by PKN candidate as PKN
claims have ranged from 40% to 24%;
the percentage of Chinese votes secured by PKN as it claims ranged from
5% in 1999 and 35% in the by-election;
the percentage of Indian votes secured by PKN as the PKN official
website did not show it had won a single Indian vote whether in 1999
or in the by-election.
As PKN leaders are unable to throw light to give clarify to the plethora
of conflicting and contradictory claims, which are important not just to
DAP but to the Malaysian public, in devising an effective strategy to the
two-pronged “killer” election ploy of the Barisan Nasional - the 911 terror
card and the Taliban card - we can let the matter rest there.
Insinuations that I have become “more BN than BN itself” and that I
have endorsed the MCA’s performance or the “dirty tactics” used by
the Barisan Nasional in the by-election are not worth attention - especially
as it is public knowledge that the DAP had strongly denounced and made
even louder protests than PKN against the unfair nightly broadcast of the
90-second BN propaganda footage camouflaged as prime-time news over national
television for three weeks to manipulate and influence the
thinking of the Indera Kayangan voters.
*Lim Kit Siang - DAP National Chairman