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Kit Siang declined role in Mahathir’s cabinet

  • May 20, 2018
After Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced the first phase of his cabinet on Friday, questions arose over the absence of DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang from the lineup.Today, he made it clear that he did not want to be appointed to the new cabinet, reports China Press.After an event held in Skudai to thank voters, the Iskandar Puteri MP said DAP had enough talent in the new ministerial lineup.He added that he had conveyed his intention not to become a minister, but assured that he would still
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Kit Siang: Once a hegemon, Dr M now a consensus builder

  • May 17, 2018
INTERVIEW | As an opposition leader for five decades, Lim Kit Siang has witnessed Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s rise to power and scrutinised the latter’s 22 years as prime minister. Lim's work as a government watchdog had resulted in him, in his own words, being once a “guests of His Majesty’s government” which is a reference to his incarceration without trial during Operasi Lalang. Once bitter political foes, the duo started making public appearances together in 2016, after they found
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Kit Siang to KJ: What about regrets about 1MDB silence?

  • May 16, 2018
DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang was not moved by Khairy Jamaluddin's claim the latter regretted not speaking up about party grassroots' dissatisfaction to then prime-minister president Najib Abdul Razak.Saying the Umno Youth chief's regrets were too little, too late, Lim stated Khairy still appeared to be avoiding the issue of the 1MDB scandal, which took place on the latter's watch.He was referring to Khairy's recent interview with Channel News Asia in which he expressed remorse for not informing Naj
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Kit Siang: I never thought we’d reach Putrajaya

  • May 15, 2018
INTERVIEW | Lim Kit Siang joined DAP in 1966 at the age of 25. He would then spend the next 52 years as one of Malaysia’s most prolific opposition figures.Lim has been elected as an MP 11 times, represented seven parliamentary constituencies and sat in three state legislative assemblies.On May 9, at the ripe age of 77, he had finally reached a career milestone which he once thought was impossible - sitting on the government bench.“When we started, we never thought about being an MP, state go
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Kit Siang hopes for 119 seats, vows Dr M won't rule with iron fist again

  • May 6, 2018
GE14 | Lim Kit Siang is hoping that Pakatan Harapan will clinch 119 parliamentary seats in Wednesday's general election to form the next federal government. “I hope we can win more than half (of the 222 parliamentary seats). Perhaps 119 seats. “Our target was 120 parliamentary seats. But we lost Batu,” the DAP veteran told the Chinese media in an interview at the Senai airport in Johor. PKR vice-president Tian Chua was disqualified from contesting the Batu seat on nomination day (
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Books of slander: Kit Siang flattens 'Kamus Dewan' with 'Encyclopedia Britannica'

  • Apr 25, 2018
GE14 | In a tit-for-tat, Lim Kit Siang said if he were to list down the slander from Umno and BN, it would be as thick as the entire 32-volume of Encyclopedia Britannica and would put the Kamus Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka to shame.Earlier, caretaker prime minister Najib Abdul Razak said that if he were to compile the slander from the opposition, it would be as thick as the Kamus Dewan.An online check by Malaysiakini revealed that the fourth edition of the Kamus Dewan has 1,817 pages, whereas the 15
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Kit Siang wants 'Justice Bao' Pak Lah to state if he backs Najib on 1MDB

  • Apr 25, 2018
GE14 | Lim Kit Siang recalled how Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, during the 2004 general election, had pledged to eradicate corruption and abuse of power.The DAP veteran said the former premier, affectionately known as Pak Lah, fashioned himself as a modern-day Justice Bao.Justice Bao refers to Bao Zheng, who was a government officer in China during the Song dynasty who was renowned for his honesty and uprightness.Lim made the historical reference in relation to a poem recited by caretaker prime ministe
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Kit Siang: Najib "greatest manufacturer of fake news"

  • Apr 20, 2018
DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang has accused caretaker prime minister Najib Abdul Razak of hypocrisy for accusing others of peddling fake news when he, himself is the "greatest manufacturer of fake news" in the country.He said this in retaliation after Najib apparently referred to Perak DAP chief Nga Kor Ming as a "makhluk (creature)" yesterday.Lim said the caretaker prime minister had set the worst possible example by resorting to such gutter politics even before the official start of the 14th general
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