Press Statement By Lim Guan Eng In Petaling Jaya On 26.1.2008
The Prime Minister Should End The National Suspense Over The 12th
General Elections By Disclosing The Actual Date So As Not The Disrupt
Administration Of Government Services
DAP calls on Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah to end the national
suspense of over the 12th general elections by disclosing the
actual date so as not to disrupt administration of government services
and allow civil servants to focus on carrying out their public duties.
Abdullah had told Bloomberg in Davos that elections would definitely be
held this year but refused to say when leading to intense speculation of
a dissolution in late mid-February and an early March polling date.
This has heightened public obsession of the election date that is
unhealthy and tiring. Even though the Prime Minister has the prerogative
under the Federal Constitution to dissolve Parliament any time with the
consent of the King, he should end such uncertainty and suspense
Abdullah also told CNN that BN needed a good mandate from the people
to allow the government to deal with a myriad of issues in future. BN
had obtained a 91% parliamentary mandate on promises of justice, respect
for rule of law, sharing our economic wealth, lower crime rates, equal
opportunity, reduced corruption, greater political freedom,
accountability and good governance.
Unfortunately such promises has been marked more by its breach than
its compliance with escalating crime rates, high inflation, rampant
corruption, widening income inequality between the rich and poor,
arbitrary use of the ISA as well as poor delivery and governance. So bad
is corruption that it has been estimated that for every RN 4 spent by
the government, the people only gets returns of RM 1 with the remainder
RM 3 lost through corruption, wastage and inefficiencies.
DAP expresses disappointment that both the Prime Minister and the
Elections Commission (EC) have not agreed to a caretaker government to
ensure that the ruling BN does not abuse government machinery and
resources during elections. The EC have failed to deliver on its promise
to allow monitoring of postal votes by the police and army, ensure free,
full and impartial access of the mass media and press freedom as well as
prevent money politics. This has raised doubts whether elections
conducted by EC will be clean and an honest reflection of the will and
choice of the voters.
MCA and Gerakan False Allegations Of DAP Co-operating With PAS
Through PKR as the Middle-Man Is “Altatunya Logic” That Would Require
Najib Tun Razak To Admit That He Knows Murdered Mongolian Model
MCA and Gerakan’s false allegations of DAP co-operating with PAS
through PKR as the middle-man, is “Altatunya Logic” that would require
Deputy Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak to admit that he knows the
murdered Mongolian model Altatunya because both of them knows Abdul
Razak Baginda. There is no logical link between DAP with PAS unless both
MCA and Gerakan dares to declares that Najib knows Altatunya through
their common friend Abdul Razak Baginda.
MCA and Gerakan is worried about the effectiveness of DAP’s call to
the people nto to vote for MCA and Gerakan to reduce UMNO’s dominance
and save democracy in Malaysia. A vote for MCA/Gerakan/MIC equals to a
vote for UMNO’s divisive and discriminatory policies as well as UMNO’s
continued political dominance.
Lim Guan Eng,