Dictionary in Bahasa Indonesia describes the phrase ‘kong ka li kong’ as “untrustworthy, scheming, conspiring in an evil plot”.
It describes the DAP aptly.
I can imagine how the majority of the voters in Penang must have felt in March 2008 when Pakatan Rakyat managed to wrestle Penang from the clutches of Barisan Nasional’s Gerakan after almost 51 years.
It was a hopeful change for the better.
Voters then probably thought that the Barisan Nasional did not really fit into their idea of progress and prosperity a clean and efficient government might have given.
They tried their luck thinking that it was worth a try to change.
The candidates from the Pakatan Rakyat, too, thought that it was worth a try although they did not envisage a victory.
When they did, they had no idea how to fulfill promises that had been made to the voters.
The most famous of all promises was that Kampung Buah Pala that had been in existence for decades would remain standing.
This was the promise made by Anwar Ibrahim in the run up to the 12th General Election (GE12).
In the video below, you could see Anwar Ibrahim promising the residents of Kampung Buah Pala that he would speak to the chief minister-designate and within two weeks, officers from the chief minister designate’s office would announce themselves that Kampung Buah Pala would be saved.
The people of Kampung Buah Pala probably fell for it and helped vote Gerakan out on March 8, 2008.
Less than three weeks later, the village that had stood for decades was bulldozed.
Tokong Lim Guan Eng claimed that he never knew Anwar had made a promise to the people of Kampung Buah Pala.
After all, the Tokong does not know many things.
He also admitted not knowing the actual market price of his swimming pool less bungalow at Jalan Pinhorn, George Town.
Anwar could also claim that the person in the video above was not him – the person may look like him, but was not him.
However, a similar promise was made by a DAP candidate by the name of Sanisvara Nethaji Rayer.
Rayer promised that the village would remain a standing village should P. Ramasamy of DAP remain in power.
“As long as the Tiger of Bukit Gelugor (Karpal) represents us, I am sure no one can enter our territory,” he was quoted to have said.
Gentrification of Penang
The poor, be the Chinese, Malay or Indians, are being systematically removed from their traditional dwelling in the name of progress and development.
The Tokong has also lied frequently to the people of Penang about its economic achievements.
It was riding on what was done previously by the Gerakan government during its first term, and could not show the same achievements under its own steam.
While his son has been charged in court for corrupt practices while holding the chief minister’s office, Emperor Lim Kit Siang is still asking for Najib Razak to resign over the 1MDB issue.
When is he going to ask his corrupt son to step down?
Walk the talk, old man!
Even your party’s publicist had said that the Tokong must step down if charged in court.
However, it is typical of DAP to not to walk the talk.
Hopefully, the voters of Penang and in other states have wised up.
DAP under the Emperor and Tokong has done more than what you have accused the Barisan Nasional of doing, in just under two terms.
If you really hate Barisan but want people with integrity, you should really kick the Lims out, as well as perpetual liars like Tony Pua Kiam Wee.
They are not indispensable.
They are not as popular in DAP as Teresa Kok Suh Sim paints them to be.
Think carefully! Save your island before it sinks. – Seademon