MCA has slammed DAP veteran leader Lim Kit Siang as a parachute candidate, who had never stayed put as a parliamentarian in one constituency for long to serve the people.
“If he is being challenged for a second round, the answer will be neither a yes nor a no.
“Kit Siang had a record of being a parachute candidate,” MCA deputy president Wee Ka Siong told reporters in Johor on Sunday.
Kit Siang has said last weekend that he was mulling contesting a different seat in the 14th General Election (GE14) if he does not retire from politics.
He said, for now, he wanted to stay put in Gelang Patah but would move if it was in line with the party’s strategy, hinting that he might move to northern states, including Kedah, to contest in GE14.
Wee pointed out that Kit Siang’s reply was like a weather forecast.
“If it is not raining, it will be hot and if it is not hot, it will be raining.
“He wouldn’t dare say that he will be contesting in Gelang Patah seat until he retires,” Wee said.
Bernama reported that Kedah Menteri Besar Ahmad Basha Md Hanipah had called on Kedahans to assess for themselves and reject irresponsible individuals from becoming leaders in the state.
“Lim Kit Siang is the example of an irresponsible leader. He chooses a safe area to contest, after winning, he leaves.
“That is why people must judge and reject leaders like this.
“He moves from here to there. Every five years he will find a new place to contest.
“How can he serve the people in his area?” asked Ahmad Basha, who pointed out that he himself had remained in the Bakar Bata state assembly seat for five terms.
Recently posters and banners portraying Kit Siang as a “missing” elected representative, were found put up in several strategic places in Gelang Patah constituency, including near the DAP service centre in Taman Nusa Perintis.
A banner read: “Where is Uncle Lim Kit Siang? Gelang Patah misses you” while a poster pointed out that Kit Siang was “lost in Gelang Patah and found in Bentong.”
Kit Siang has already served in several parliamentary seats in a number of states, including Bandar Melaka and Kota Melaka in Malacca, Petaling in Selangor, Tanjong in Penang, Ipoh Timur in Perak as well as his current post.