Lim Kit Siang: Tunku Abdul Aziz on what a patriot is not

 |Apr 5, 2017

Tunku Abdul Aziz, a former DAP national vice-chairman responds to the DAP dictator’s absurd and immoral claim that he, Lim Kit Siang, is a patriot.

Tunku Abdul Azizi (left) said Lim Kit Siang has been widely recognised as an uncompromising and ruthless dictator.

Lim Kit Siang nominates himself a new Malaysian patriot – and forgets that a dictator any other name smells just as foul.

Known as a resourceful and wily politician, Kit Siang does not worry too much about such niceties as his unsavoury political reputation.

He is widely recognised both within and outside the political party that he has led for 51 years, as an uncompromising and ruthless dictator.

However, of late, the frequent open references directed at his leadership style seem to have found a chink in his armour, what with the resignations by senior Malacca state party faithfuls.

This has led DAP’s Man of Iron, to complain most bitterly about a powerful high level and well-orchestrated attack on him in order, he claims, to destroy his reputation.

This has obviously unhinged his mental equilibrium.

He was desperate for a dramatic makeover from dictator to patriot.

Unfortunately this little ploy does not wash with many of us who are sufficiently street-wise to doubt whether a leopard could ever change its spots.

In any case, even for a political adventurer like him who often makes unrestrained, wild and unsubstantiated accusations against his enemies, real or imagined, he has over-reached himself.

His utter disdain for the truth was clear for all to see when he announced to the world that he was a patriot out to save Malaysia with another self-proclaimed patriot, Mahathir Mohamad.

This is the height of cynicism, completely bereft of morality.

You do not appoint yourself a patriot.

That is not how it works.

It is for others to say, by general agreement and acclamation, that based on your good deeds for your country, you are a true patriot.

You and Mahathir have done nothing of the kind.

You have attacked your own country ad infinitum.

You are running Malaysia down at every opportunity, relentlessly spreading lies.

You have worked overtime to sabotage our economy by discouraging foreign investors; you are happy to kill the very goose that lays the golden eggs.

You claim you are doing these evil deeds because you love your country, and for that you say you are a better patriot than Salleh Keruak.

You and Mahathir, in anyone’s book, are subversives and a danger to the peace, security and prosperity of all loyal Malaysians.

The very idea that evil men such as you and Mahathir can pose as patriots, is itself utterly evil.

Tunku Abdul Aziz is the former Special Adviser to former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the Establishment of the UN Ethics Office and former Adviser to Bank Negara Malaysia.