PETALING JAYA: Embattled former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak is up to no good ahead of the convening of the 14th Parliament, DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang said today.
He is resorting to toxic, divisive and irresponsible politics of race, religion, fear, hate and lies to distract national attention ahead of the parliament sitting tomorrow.
Among the baseless allegations is that the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government in Putrajaya is carrying out DAP's Christianisation agenda when there is no such “DAP Christianisation agenda” in the first place, he said.
“The statement issued by Najib addressed to the Minister for Human Resources, M. Kulasegaran not to blame him if PH can't decide on the Parliament Speaker is the best tell-tale sign that the former prime minister is up to no good at the opening of Parliament,” Lim said.
“I thank those who had mistakenly congratulated me as the new Speaker of Parliament as I will be a backbencher and not Speaker.”
The Iskandar Puteri MP said there is no problem with the PH deciding on the Parliament Speaker, as the primary challenge of the 14th Parliament is to take the steps to become a world-class Parliament, recognised by Parliaments in the world for its parliamentary reform and innovation.
“I have no doubt that with the new Speaker of Parliament, Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof, the 14th Parliament can fulfill its promise and potential to be a world-class Parliament for reform and innovation,” he said.
“Under Ariff, Malaysians will have a Parliament they can feel proud of – a Parliament which understands the Malaysian Dream of all Malaysians and not one which is like the traditional three monkeys with eyes that see not, ears that hear not and mouth that speaks not.”
Lim said Najib probably thought that the opening of Parliament is the first and best time after the ignominious Umno/BN defeat in the 14GE for him to demonstrate that he is still the primary political force to be reckoned with by the ruling PH coalition.
“Is there any Umno MPs who is prepared to break ranks in the 14th Parliament and apologise for these two toxic Najib legacies? Will the MCA Deputy President, Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong do it? Will the new MIC President direct the two MIC MPs to do it?” Lim asked.