Come clean on your ambition to become DPM, Kit Siang told

 |Jan 25, 2017
Tengku Sarifuddin (right) has called on Lim Kit Siang to come clean on allegation that he desired to become the DPM if the DAP-led Pakatan Harapan wins GE14.
Tengku Sarifuddin (right) has called on Lim Kit Siang to come clean on allegation that he desired to become the DPM if the DAP-led Pakatan Harapan wins GE14.

The prime minister’s (PM) media officer has demanded DAP leader Lim Kit Siang to come clean on his alleged ambition to become the deputy prime minister (DPM).

Prime Minister Najib Razak’s press secretary Tengku Sarifuddin said it was crucial and timely for Kit Siang to explain to Malaysians his reluctance to admit his political ambition to be the DPM and finance minister if Pakatan Harapan wins the next general election (GE14).

Sarifuddin also questioned on whether it was true that the reason Kit Siang approached PAS recently was to secure the Islamic-based party endorsement for his desire to be the DPM.

“Lim Kit Siang needs to come clean on this, as it is the right of Malaysians to know who they will be ruled by if they vote Pakatan.

“It is only fair for the people to know if it is true,” said Sarifuddin in a statement today.

He stressed that Kit Siang must tell the people whether it was his political ambition to be the DPM, as confessed by former Premier Mahathir Mohamad on Jan 19, 2017.

In view of the fact that DAP was the clear leader of Pakatan, he said Malaysians needed to know whether Kit Siang would assume the posts if the DAP-led opposition wins GE14.

“We cannot ignore the fact that DAP is the party with the biggest number of parliamentary seats in the Pakatan alliance, and therefore in reality has the dominant leadership position within it,” he said.

Sarifuddin demanded Kit Siang to heed to Tunku Abdul Aziz’s challenge to make a statutory declaration (SD) if the allegation on him to become the DPM was not true.

He said Kit Siang must do a SD that he would refuse to be the DPM and finance minister if the DAP-led Pakatan wins the next general election.‎

“It is the people’s right to know the truth of his limitless political ambitions so they can make an informed choice before voting,” insisted Sarifuddin.

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Athi Shankar has been a journalist for past 30 years. He believes that democratic rights come with responsibility.