Lim Kit Siang DAP Supremo seems to have forgotten a “Golden Rule” look at yourself first before you talk about others. He can rant,condemn and tell the whole of Malaysia that Taib should keep his part of the deal to step down by midterm but what about he HIMSELF.
Hasn’t he been part of the Malaysian bookshelf for a good 40 years or more as he first won as an MP in 1969 in Bandar Melaka Constituency. Age too is not on his side and he has already succeeded in making his son the Chief Minister of Penang.
WHY DONT HE JUST SAY TO CM TAIB,”LETS RETIRE TOGETHER…
Surely,Lim Kit Siang knows that he like many veteran opposition leaders feels that Putrajaya is within their reach and its unfinished business. If they signal that their time is up they will miss the GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY. We shall see wouldn’t we and the GE13 is not too far away.
Taib too have a final hand to play in GE13 and Kit Siang knows unless the grandmaster of Sarawak politics is no more ,winning Sarawak State is still an impossible dream.
The person who takes over from Taib will not be able to control and dictate by just the looks of the eyes. The successor will have a large shoe to fit and the opposition will have more leverage.
The same will happen too for DAP when Lim Kit Siang calls it a day.
The article which appeared in the internet portal:-Looks like Taib is here to stay.
About a year and a half ago, tensions between Kuching and Putrajaya rose when there was a debate on when Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud should step down.
Worried that Taib’s 30-year rule of Sarawak would sour BN’s chances in the April 2011 Sarawak state election, Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak crisscrossed the state, promising that Taib would step down soon.
As the heat poured on, Taib declared that he would step down in “two years” midway through the campaign, only to say ambiguously he would step down “mid-term” after it was clear that he had won the election convincingly.
However, all this talk of Taib stepping down in “two years” – which would mean April next year – appear to have all come to naught based on the speeches of Najib and Taib last Sunday.
In a press release today, DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang pointed out that the duo seemed to be complementing each other on stage during the national-level Malaysia Day celebration in Bintulu.
Najib praised the cooperation and support of Taib administration’s for the federal government, while Taib praised the premier and alluded that his administration cannot be replaced by a “political newcomer”.
These on-stage theatrics did not impress Lim, who described it as a public “love fest”.
“But what the Najib-Taib ‘love fest’ in Bintulu camouflaged was the clear victory hands-down by Taib in the political tug-of-war with Najib.
“The reason is also very simple and straightforward – the tables have been turned, with Taib now having more political leverage vis-à-vis Najib instead of the other way round 18 months ago before the state election,” said Lim.