KIT SIANG SHOULD RETIRE, SAYS RAHMAN
DAP veteran must let capable leaders take over, says BN politician
THARANYA ARUMUGAM KUALA LUMPUR firstname.lastname@example.org
VETERAN DAP leader Lim Kit Siang should consider retiring from politics after repeatedly failing to topple Barisan Nasional in previous general elections, said BN strategic communications director Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan yesterday.
He said the DAP adviser should feel ashamed towards his party members and that he should make way for other capable party leaders like Kepong member of parliament Dr Tan Seng Giaw.
“Tan is known to be a gentleman and a man of principles, unlike Kit Siang. Tan is more popular and it’s a shame that he was defeated unfairly in the (DAP) Central Executive Committee party election in 2012.
“We all know that no dictator in the world wants to retire willingly. I don’t expect Lim to be any different.
“He will think of excuses to justify to his party why he should not retire despite failing 13 times.”
Rahman said Lim had demonised himself through his own actions, and that he should not blame others.
“The whole world now knows about the real story of DAP’s party election and how Tan had become a victim despite him being the most popular, most rational and most multiracially accepted DAP leader.”
Rahman was commenting on Lim’s remark on Monday, in which he accused several local media organisations of being in cahoots with the BN-led government to “demonise” him.
Lim had claimed that there was a highpowered and well orchestrated campaign to cause a rift in Pakatan Harapan by demonising DAP and him.
The Gelang Patah MP had claimed that the campaign was designed to break his spirit and force his retirement from politics. they could own a home before they retire.
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Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa (front row, third from left) at the launch of the residential complex for civil servants in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. With him are Public Service Department director-general Datuk Seri Zainal Rahim Seman (front row, second from left) and Prime Minister’s Department senior deputy secretary-general Tan Sri Othman Mahmood (third from right).
Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan
Lim Kit Siang