DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang wants to assure Adenan that what he said was no ploy, but a serious statement of what would happen on May 7.
PRESS STATEMENT I cannot understand why Sarawak Chief Minister Adenan Satem was so “suspicious-minded” that he urged voters in Kuching last night not to believe the Opposition parties’ claim that they only wanted to deny Barisan Nasional (BN) a super majority in the state election.
I want to assure the caretaker Sarawak Chief Minister that he was certain and sure to be Chief Minister for the next five years. The most the Opposition can achieve on May 7 Polling Day was to deny the Sarawak BN two-thirds majority in the Sarawak State Assembly.
Let me assure Adenan that what I said was no ploy, but a serious statement of what would happen on May 7.
I wonder whether Adenan was entertaining any doubts that he might be the Chief Minister for the next five years. If Adenan was being advised by his political advisers and strategists that he might not be the Chief Minister for the next five years, he should change his political advisers and strategists.
I want to know whether Adenan wants me to give him a letter of guarantee that he will be the Chief Minister again on May 7.
Adenan considers my statement “a ploy to convince voters that supporting the Opposition would not result in a change of government”.
“Don’t be fooled by this talk by Lim Kit Siang about reducing our majority of two thirds, because if people overreact to this one, then you might end up having them be the government,” Adenan said.
Adenan further said, “this is just a ploy so that people think there’s no harm in voting for them, and that they would get the best of both worlds. But then their aim is to form the next government, and if that happens, we will be governed by parties from west Malaysia”.
It is difficult to find two paragraphs so replete with misinformation and fallacies.
The DAP has fielded candidates in 31 state assembly seats, “and even if we win all the 31 seats — and no one, in particular none from the Sarawak BN would say there’s any possibility of such a thing happening — Adenan would still have a comfortable majority to be Chief Minister for the next five years.
Lim Kit Siang
Gelang Patah MP
DAP Parliamentary Leader