There’s a cam­paign to de­monise me, says Lim

New Straits Times - - News -

KUALA LUMPUR: Em­bat­tled DAP ad­viser Lim Kit Siang yes­ter­day trained his guns on the lo­cal me­dia, al­leg­ing that they are work­ing “in ca­hoots” with the govern­ment to “de­monise” him.

Speak­ing at the Par­lia­ment me­dia cen­tre, Lim claimed that there was a “high-pow­ered and well-or­ches­trated cam­paign” to cause a rift in Pakatan Hara­pan by de­mon­is­ing DAP and him.

The Ge­lang Patah law­maker also said the “cam­paign” was de­signed to “break his spirit and force his re­tire­ment from pol­i­tics”.

Lim said he be­came con­vinced of such a plot fol­low­ing the at­tack by MCA deputy pres­i­dent Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong, who claimed that the DAP leader had used a “dirty tac­tic” to force a BN party into a cor­ner over the Syariah Courts Act (Act 355) is­sue.

“Pre­vi­ously, Umno in­for­ma­tion chief Tan Sri An­nuar Musa of­fered money to any­one who could write the best es­say on me be­ing anti-Malay and anti-Is­lam.

“I’ve never seen such out­pour­ing, close to avalanche, de­mon­i­sa­tion of my­self in the last three months by the New Straits Times, Utu­san Malaysia, Berita Har­ian, The Star and TV3,” said Lim.

Con­tin­u­ing his tirade against me­dia or­gan­i­sa­tions for pub­lish­ing “lies and fake news”, Lim also claimed that the state­ment by Min­is­ter in the Prime Min­is­ter’s Depart­ment Datuk Ab­dul Rah­man Dahlan on the num­ber of DAP mem­bers who wanted him to quit was “false”.

Later, DAP or­gan­is­ing sec­re­tary An­thony Loke dis­missed claims that Parti Pribumi Ber­satu Malaysia (PPBM) would be lead­ing the op­po­si­tion pact in the 14th Gen­eral Elec­tion.

Loke was re­spond­ing to PPBM pres­i­dent Tan Sri Muhyid­din Yassin’s pro­posal for a Malay-led op­po­si­tion coali­tion. The lat­ter had said the sug­ges­tion was made since Malays formed the ma­jor­ity of the pop­u­la­tion.

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