Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Kit Siang camouflaging his true ambitions
Salleh Said Keruak
In spite of all his denials, Lim Kit Siang cannot hide the fact that he is the de facto DAP leader and that DAP, with the largest number of seats, calls the shots in Pakatan Harapan. That means he gets to decide who becomes the Prime Minister if Pakatan Harapan wins GE14 and being the de facto leader of the party with the largest number of seats the natural choice for Prime Minister would be Kit Siang himself.
Kit Siang has very cleverly outmanoeuvred Anwar Ibrahim from the top post and is successfully using Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to camouflage his political intentions. That is why Mahathir is very sensitive about the matter, and every time somebody talks about Kit Siang becoming Prime Minister, he will be the first person to come forward to refute the allegation and defend Kit Siang.
When Pakatan Rakyat was closed down it was Kit Siang who made that sole decision and it was Kit Siang who decided to end the relationship with PAS even though PKR did not want to. Pakatan’s history is full of examples where Kit Siang and not Pakatan decides what happens. This is going to be repeated in the case of who becomes Prime Minister if Pakatan wins the general election. Pakatan’s track record speaks for itself.