Lim Kit Siang makes U-turn on Bank Negara forex scandal

 |Feb 22, 2017
DAP veteran leader Lim Kit Siang was screaming about the Bank Negara forex scandal for years, but has now gone into a switch off mode after forging political alliance with former Premier Mahathir.
DAP veteran leader Lim Kit Siang was screaming about the Bank Negara forex scandal for years, but has now gone into a switch off mode after forging political alliance with former Premier Mahathir.

Lim Kit Siang has done a U-turn and said that he would support the probe on the US$10 billion Bank Negara forex scandal only if the RCI looked into the Bumiputera Malaysia Finance (BMF) and 1MDB issues.

That is a gross departure from his earlier stand for last 20 years or so.

Before this Kit Siang demanded a RCI on the Bank Negara forex scandal.

Now that the government has finally agreed to the RCI, Kit Siang moves the goalposts and says that he will not support the RCI unless it includes many other issues as well.

It is like the RCI on the issuing of fake ICs and illegal immigrants scandal in Sabah a.k.a. ‘Project M’.

That RCI was on a specific issue: the issuing of fake ICs and illegal immigrants scandal in Sabah or ‘Project M’.

Imagine Kit Siang saying he would not support the RCI on the issuing of fake ICs and illegal immigrants scandal in Sabah unless the RCI also included an investigation into the Batang Kali and Memali massacres.

Why has Kit Siang, after more than 20 years, suddenly done a U-turn and has moved the goalposts?

Why does he no longer support a RCI on the US$10 billion Bank Negara forex scandal?

Simple! The RCI on the US$10 billion Bank Negara forex scandal was going to hurt Mahathir and Kit Siang is trying to cover Mahathir’s arse.

Kit Siang does not want Mahathir to get implicated in a crime or else that would hurt Pribumi.

Kit Siang needs Pribumi because with just 55 or so parliament seats, DAP cannot form the federal government on its own.

DAP needs another 60 or so seats from Pribum, PKR and Amanah before it can march into Putrajaya.

That is why Kit Siang has done a U-turn and has moved the goalposts.

He needs Mahathir alive, not dead, if DAP is going to have any chance of forming the next federal government.

He also needs Mahathir alive because he still hoped that Mahathir would have enough pull to save his son Lim Guan Eng from going to prison. – Malaysia Today

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