Lim KS made his bed, so lie down on it

KTemoc Konsiders

My Aneh, Commander (retd) S Thayaparan wrote an interesting article in Malaysiakini titled DAP’s ticking time bomb.

He criticised the DAP, specifically Lim Kit Siang, for allowing the issue of the DAP’s registration as a legitimate political party to linger in doubt and thus becoming potential ammunition (against the DAP) in the arms of the UMNO controlled Registrar of Societies (RoS).

Cmdr Thayaparan reminded Lim Kit Siang that the latter wrote in his first book titled ‘Time Bombs in Malaysia’ (published 1978) in which Lim KS himself warned in Parliament while debating the Third Malaysia Plan in July 1976, that several time bombs were ticking away in Malaysia and unless these time bombs were defused, Malaysia could suffered horrendous repercussions.

Alas, one of the ‘time bombs’ turned out to be of the DAP’s makings, in which it foolishly or arrogantly ignored RoS query about the validity of DAP’s central executive committee (CEC) as a result of DAP’s own members lodging the original complaint about the party’s CEC elections.

Cmdr Thayaparan commented that instead of the DAP addressing the issue raised by the RoS a long time ago in a transparent manner for the party’s long term interests rather than some individual interests, the party went about the matter in a couldn’t-care-less manner, resorting to a proposed ‘de Bono’ use of PAS logo just prior to the 2013 general elections.

Now, Lim Kit Siang alleges there is a sinister UMNO conspiracy to ban the party. Cmdr Thayaparan asked whether Lim KS’ alleged UMNO conspiracy is a ticking time bomb of DAP’s own design.

And isn’t it handing a time bomb to an UMNO with a nervous finger on the detonator, further made worse by the DAP itself provoking a pre-emptive detonation.

What Aneh has been saying could be likened to an old English saying: “You’ve made your bed, now lie down on it”.

This English idiom might have come from France which has a similar 15th Century proverb: “Comme on faict son lict, on le treuve”, which means “As one makes one’s bed, so one finds it“.

Its meaning to Lim Kit Siang is clear, that he should stop whining because he (the DAP) had created the problem, as discussed above.