Lim Guan Eng dares Muhyiddin Yassin to end 3D politic

DAP chairman Lim Guan Eng urged PN chairman and Bersatu president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to show his fairness by stopping PN MPs from using desperate, dirty and dangerous tactics in politics (3D).

“In the run-up to the 11 May voting for the Kuala Kubu Baharu by-election, PN chairman and Bersatu president Tan Sir Muhyiddin Yassin should prove his moderate and Malaysian-minded credentials by directing the PN campaign to stop the desperate,  dirty and dangerous tactics of using racist and extremist politics employed by PN MPs,” Lim said via a statement. 

Lim pointed out that Bersatu Youth chief Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal had tried to strike fear and insecurity amongst Malay voters by repeating the lie two days ago that 1.2 million Chinese tourists had overstayed between 2018 and 2021 and did not leave the country. 

“The lie that 1.2 million Chinese tourists did not leave Malaysia had been denied repeatedly in the past by all Home Ministers, including current Opposition Leader and Bersatu secretary-general Hamzah Zainudin when he was the Home Minister,” he said. 

He goes on to say that to date Pas information chief Ahmad Fadhli Shaari had never apologised for attacking Pang Sock Tao of DAP for attending a Chinese vernacular school.

“Clearly Fadhli has either forgotten or ignored that teaching, learning and using one’s own mother tongue is a guaranteed constitutional right under Article 52 of the Federal Constitution,” Lim said. 
“Trying to salvage the situation, Wan Fayhsal then claimed that PN had no intention of closing down vernacular schools. 

“This contradicts Wan Fayhsal’s earlier call for abolishing vernacular Chinese and Tamil schools when he was a Deputy Minister under Tan Sri Muhyiddin’s government,” Lim added. 
“Using lies to perpetuate racist and extremist rhetoric has never helped to make people’s lives easier. 

“PN should do better to tell how their candidate can bring about development or continue the development projects started by the late ADUN Lee Kee Hiong or how the rakyat can benefit from an opposition Assemblyman without full access to sufficient development funds can help associations, NGOs, students, the sick, poor and elderly as well as religious bodies,” said Lim. 

Recently, Fadhli scrutinised Pang Sock Tao, the PH candidate for the Kuala Kubu Baharu by-election educational background, particularly highlighting her attendance at a vernacular school and linking it to her SPM results.

On April 30, Fadhli clarified that he isn’t opposed to vernacular schools and questioned why the Pang didn’t initially disclose this information in her profile on Facebook.

He suggested that this information might have been intentionally hidden to avoid impacting votes.

Wan Ahmad Fayhsal reaffirmed Perikatan Nasional’s commitment to never closing vernacular schools, on 2 May reported NST.

On August 26, 2020, Wan Ahmad Fayhsal, then Deputy Youth and Sports Minister, said that Bersatu’s Youth wing would keep pushing to end vernacular schools in the country, reported Malay Mail.

Pang Sock Tao, from the DAP, will run as Pakatan Harapan’s candidate in the Kuala Kubu Baharu by-election scheduled on 11th May. 

The by-election was prompted by the passing of its three-term incumbent, Lee Kee Hiong from the DAP.

Other candidates include Khairul Azhari Saut from Bersatu, Hafızah Zainuddin from Parti Rakyat Malaysia (PRM), and Nyau Ke Xin, an Independent candidate.

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