Tuesday, February 23, 2010

'Be tigers' says Nizar

About 500 residents in Ipoh's Canning were treated to an entertaining DAP Chinese New Year function at Kg Simee last night.

Ousted Pakatan Menteri Besar Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin delighted the audience by ending his speech with a rendition of the Mandarin song 'The Moon Is In My Heart'.

NONENizar (left) also showed off his Mandarin skills, impressing the mostly Chinese audience.

As this year is the Chinese year of the Tiger, Nizar exhorted the function's attendees to be courageous like the tiger and fight against injustice, abuse of democratic rights and abuse of power by state and federal authorities.

DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang got a belated birthday surprise when DAP Canning assemblyperson Wong Kah Who announced that Lim had celebrated his 69th birthday last Feb 20 and the Canning branch was gifting him a cake.

Lip service

NONELim (fourth from left), in his speech, deemed premier Najib Abdul Razak's 1Malaysia concept as mere lip service, accusing Umno members of going against the concept to disunite the various races to stay in power.

He also alleged that Najib has no control over the electric and print media that is churning out racist propaganda material of Umno to poison the minds of Malaysians.

The veteran politician also took Umno to task for labeling his son and Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng as anti-Islam and anti-Malay.
In fact, he said, it is Umno that is practising double standards in religious and race matters.

He said it was not Pakatan Rakyat's policy to play Umno's divide-and-rule policy of racial hatred.

At the function, ousted Pakatan Speaker Sivakumar said that BN Menteri Besar Zambry Abdul Kadir had been only appointed by court and was not elected through the democratic process of the people.

“All Perakians must always remember the 5-0 verdict of the Federal Court in appointing Zambry as the legitimate head of state, and when the next state elections comes the Pakatan election victory should be 59 state seats to zero seats of Barisan,” he said amidst thunderous clapping from the residents.

“What we have now is only a frog-strong state government which can easily collapse due to infighting among the three frogs and Umno members,” he said.

news courtesy of Malaysiakini

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