RM10,000 is up for grabs for anyone who can prove, in the form of writing, that DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang is a ‘racist’.
The prize is being offered by Umno Information chief Annuar Musa.
In a report by Malaysiakini, Annuar was said to have announced this at a press conference today.
The prize money will be given to the person with the best essay or social media posting titled ‘LKS is a racist, anti-Islam and a dictator of 51 years, is it true?’
Those who are interested can submit their entries to the Umno Information office.
Annuar said the competition was to encourage people to carry out a research into allegations of Kit Siang being a racist, anti-Islam and a dictator, as reported by Malaysiakini.
In an immediate reaction, Kit Siang took to Facebook to condemn Annuar’s announcement.
“On this, I can only say that he’s a real cheapskate and disgrace!” Kit Siang wrote on his Facebook page.
“Annuar has no proof of serious charges against me but hopes to get such evidence on-the-cheap by offering RM10k – real disgrace in politics.
“Annuar hopes to poison minds of youngsters, get them to commit defamation. Will he guarantee to pay damages of all essayists for defamation?” Kit Siang added.
It was reported that Annuar decided to call for the contest as a response to Kit Siang calling him the ‘father of racists’.
Kit Siang meanwhile said lawyers will decide whether Annuar will land in court.
“But he seems happy being charged as ‘father of all racists’ and ‘disgrace to Islam’,” the Gelang Patah MP said.