Kit Siang and DAP showing signs of panic

Kit Siang has been whining in his last few blog postings. He is also trying to convince the Malays that their future would be better under a DAP government than under an Umno government. Kit Siang is also upset he has been labelled a dictator and disputes that he is Mahathir’s puppet or that Mahathir is his stooge. In his 51 years dictatorship of DAP Kit Siang has never experienced such bad karma like he is experiencing now. Well, as they say, karma is a bitch.


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“Umno accuses Mahathir of being my stooge while MCA/Gerakan accuse me of becoming Mahathir’s puppet – can they make up their mind as to who is whose stooge and puppet?” said Lim Kit Siang in his blog posting today.

This is typical Kit Siang political double-speak. Kit Siang’s modus operandi is to accuse others of lying, distorting facts, making confusing statements, being illogical, uttering racial slurs, and so on. In short, Kit Siang goes on the defence by attacking in the spirit of the best form of defence is an offence.

Kit Siang has simplified this argument to that of only one can be the prostitute. Either he is the prostitute or Mahathir is. He and Mahathir cannot both be the prostitute at the same time.

This argument or form of defence may work on simple-minded people like the Pakatuns or Dapsters. For example, the DAP Red Bean Army (RBA) cyber-troopers have such low IQ they will buy such arguments. Those who are more intelligent, however, will know that this ‘it must be either black or white and cannot be both’ argument is a fallacy because we have such a thing called grey, which is a mix of both black and white.

When there are 50 shades of grey the domineering partner can be either one or both at the same time

Politics is not just black and white. Politics is 50 shades of grey. So Kit Siang cannot say it has to be either this or that and cannot be both at the same time. It can be both at the same time when it comes to politics and 50 shades of grey. In short, you can sum this whole thing up into just two words: Machiavellian Politics. And both Kit Siang and Mahathir are grandmasters of Machiavellian Politics.

Niccolo Machiavelli, in his best-known work, The Prince, rejected the ideal and moral form of politics and preferred the real and practical form. He subscribed to the doctrine that politics has nothing to do with morals, ethics, and religious values, and that it is incapable of observing all the rules of Judeo-Christian morality. In other words, as the Malays would say, matlamat menghalalkan cara.

Hans F. Sennholz, one-time president of the Foundation for Economic Education, described Machiavellian Politics as follows:

In the footsteps of Machiavelli many American politicians seek to gain the support of the electorate by any conceivable methods. They chatter, coax, and cajole, and if this is ineffective, they pretend, deceive, and promise the world. Promises are useful things, both to keep and, when expedient, to break. Since people are taken in by appearance, politicians appear devout and loyal; yet, in political theory, it is better to be a clever winner than to be a devout loser. Indeed, many American politicians are instinctively Machiavellian, denying the relevance of morality in political affairs and holding that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing and maintaining political power.

Now, replace ‘many American politicians’ in that text above with ‘Mahathir and Kit Siang’ and you will get the picture. The question of ‘if Kit Siang is using Mahathir then Mahathir cannot also be using Kit Siang’ is a weak argument and does not apply in the case of Machiavellian Politics. And anyone who asks this question is either an idiot or thinks the rest of us are.

Mahathir and Kit Siang hate each other but have to pretend they love each other for Machiavellian reasons

Yesterday, Kit Siang said, “If UMNO is toppled in 14GE, Malays will not suffer – on the contrary, a new Federal Government comprising Pakatan Harapan parties including DAP, PKR and Amanah plus Pribumi Bersatu will compete with UMNO’s 60-year record to demonstrate we can better serve Malays and all Malaysians.”

Yes, Kit Siang knows that the Malays are going to determine whether his DAP-led Pakatan Harapan and Pribumi are going to march into Putrajaya in the next general election. In fact, this mantra was uttered by Lee Kuan Yew back in 1965 when the Singapore Premier said, “Malays will not suffer if PAP governs. In fact, the Malays will prosper under PAP.”

Kit Siang is just repeating what Kuan Yew said 52 years ago.

Kit Siang added, “All these are untrue. Firstly, if UMNO loses, the Prime Minister will continue to be a Malay and Muslim as that is the political reality in Malaysia.”

Kit Siang is taking a leaf out of Lee Kuan Yew’s playbook

Kit Siang has addressed the matter of who shall be the Prime Minister if Pakatan Harapan and Pribumi form the next federal government. But then the issue of who shall be the Prime Minister was never raised. What was raised was that Kit Siang is going to be the Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister.

And Kit Siang avoided talking about this and never said a word about the number two post whereas he talks about who is going to be the Prime Minister when this had never been an issue because everyone knows Mahathir wants Kit Siang to support Mukhriz for Prime Minister.

Okay, so what does Kit Siang mean when he says ‘Pakatan Harapan parties including DAP, PKR and Amanah plus Pribumi Bersatu will compete with UMNO’s 60-year record to demonstrate we can better serve Malays and all Malaysians’?

Is he saying that Article 153 is going to be retained and not removed from the Federal Constitution of Malaysia? Is he saying that Sharia laws will be retained and the Sharia courts will continue to be at par with the secular or civil law courts? Is he saying that Islam will continue to be the religion of the Federation and Bahasa Melayu the National Language of Malaysia? Is he saying that Malaysia will be turned into a Secular state from its current ambiguous state status? Kit Siang has to give details of what he is promising the Malays because thus far he has given no details and the devil is in the details.

Were Karpal Singh still alive today Kit Siang would have been sacked from DAP long ago

Finally, the DAP Red Bean Army cyber-troopers are disputing the allegation that Kit Siang is a dictator by arguing that Kit Siang, who has had hegemony of DAP for 51 years, cannot be a dictator because he was never the Prime Minister of Malaysia or of any country for that matter.

Either these people do not understand what the word dictator means or they are trying to, as the Malays would say, menegakkan benang basah.

Cambridge University’s definition of dictator is a person who gives orders and behaves as if they have complete power. says: A dictator is someone who has absolute power — or who at least behaves as if they do by bossing others around. Collins English Dictionary defines dictator as a person who orders others about domineeringly, or one whose pronouncements on some subject are meant to be taken as the final word.

You can be the president of a football association or chairman of a mosque committee and still be a dictator. And you can be the advisor, president, chairman or secretary-general of a political party and still be a dictator. So, to argue that since Kit Siang is not the Prime Minister of Malaysia and, therefore, cannot be a dictator is a silly DAP Red Bean Army cyber-trooper type of argument.

Kit Siang had to be nice to Abdul Hadi Awang in 2013 because DAP candidates might have had to contest under the PAS banner if the party’s December 2012 illegal party election became a problem

Anyway, before Kit Siang boasts about ‘Pakatan Harapan parties including DAP, PKR and Amanah plus Pribumi Bersatu will compete with UMNO’ he needs to clarify one very important point.

The Registrar of Societies (RoS) has not approved DAP’s December 2012 AGM and party election. In the 2013 general election, DAP’s candidates went to the nomination centres with two surat watikah, one on DAP’s letterhead and another on PAS’s letterhead.

DAP knew that the Election Commission (SPR) might disqualify DAP’s candidates from contesting under the banner of what was technically an illegal party. So, just in case, DAP’s candidates carried two surat watikah and in the event the DAP letter cannot be used then DAP’s candidates would contest under the PAS banner instead.

Until today DAP has not resolved the illegality of the December 2012 party election or the illegality of the September 2013 party re-election. DAP knows that this matter is not going to go away and that it can surface at any time. If, however, it surfaces after Parliament is dissolved, then DAP would no longer exist to face the coming general election.

DAP is trying to avoid a new party election because a new party election would be equally illegal since the 2012 party election and the 2013 re-election are both illegal. And that was why Anthony Loke announced that DAP is postponing its party election until after the next general election (SEE THE MALAYSIAKINI NEWS REPORT BELOW).


DAP postpones party polls to focus on GE14

(Malaysiakini, 16 July 2016) – DAP has postponed its party leadership elections to allow it to focus on the next general election.

DAP organising secretary Anthony Loke said this was unanimously decided by the party’s central executive council (CEC) at its meeting last night.

The CEC is due for re-election on Sept 29, but the party’s constitution allows internal elections to be postponed up to 18 months if a general election is due within two years.

Loke said the party would still hold its annual convention this year, on Dec 4.

The DAP leadership elections has been widely awaited as Lim Guan Eng’s term as secretary-general is due to end, having served two terms in the post.

However, Lim can still contest for a post in the CEC.

The party secretary-general is currently under mounting pressure after being slapped with two corruption charges in his capacity as Penang chief minister.

DAP is not the only party to postpone its leadership elections pending the next general election.

Umno and MCA have both postponed their party elections until after the 14th general election that must be held by August 2018.