DAP 2018 Deepavali Message by DAP Secretary-General and MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng

Malaysians celebrate Deepavali for the first time under a new federal government in 61 years that do not want Malaysia to live in darkness by liberating Malaysia from a global kleptocracy to be a civilized democracy. Pakatan Harapan had promised a new Malaysia that promises a new burst of freedom, democracy and respect for the rule of law and free Malaysia from corruption.

Even though Pakatan is compelled to deal with the fiscal problems caused by the shocking corruption and mismanagement on a scale never seen before, Pakatan Harapan is committed to fulfilling our promises in our manifesto when the financial situation improves.

Pakatan Harapan is the only national political movement that represents and fights for the aspirations of all Malaysians, regardless of race or religion, regardless of geography or demography regardless of age or gender. Whilst opposition political parties pander to racist or extremist sentiments to hate minority groups, Pakatan preaches national unity, co-operation and a harmonious society.

In the recent 2019 Budget, the Federal government has allocated a special sum of RM100 million to the Indian community. This RM100 million does not include the RM50 million given to Tamil primary schools or to the benefits derived from national allocations given for defence, security and economic development that can not be divided by geography or demography.

Let us work towards a shared economic prosperity, unleashing the full potential of our people, a country belonging to all where we can live with dignity. In celebrating the festival of lights, those who have done wrong must get back to the right path. “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”

Happy Deepavali.

DAP 2018 Deepavali Message by Lim Guan Eng in Kuala Lumpur on Monday, 5th November 2018