“Human personalities must not be seen in pure black and white but in different shades of grey,” declared Lim Kit Siang in his July 18 media statement.
And we know that DAP strictly instructs its voter base on which tone – among the 50 shades of grey – any particular human personality is to be perceived.
“Every person is capable of change for the better, added Kit Siang in the same statement.
And we know too that DAP told its Chinese grassroots that Mahathir was “a changed man” (see @limkitsiang June 2018 tweet below) and that he had indeed ubah for the better.
In his follow-up statement three days later on July 21, Kit Siang said “there are Malaysians who cannot differentiate right from wrong and seem to regard corruption and the 1MDB scandal as something honourable”.
We know that DAP has arrogated itself the supreme arbiter of right and wrong in Malaysia, and 95 percent of the Chinese endorse the party’s moral judgment on rightness and wrongness.
According to Kit Siang, the ‘Malu Apa Bossku’ campaign is “promoting the immoral concept that political leaders need not have moral standards of honesty, probity, and accountability”.
In other words, Kit Siang is implying here that Najib is immoral, dishonest, corrupt and not being held to account for his actions. Elsewhere Kit Siang has labeled Najib a “kleptocrat”.
Yet regardless, Kit Siang has repeatedly said he is willing to work with Najib.
BELOW: @limkitsiang said in March 2016 and July 2022 he was willing to work with Najib
DAP’s vision & mission to Save M’sia
So how, actually?
DAP views Malay leaders like musical chairs — can work with PAS, can work with KuLi (S46), can work with Anwar, can work with Mahathir, can work with Muhyiddin, can work with Shafie, can work with Najib, can work with Mahathir again …
This super flexibility of the evangelist party is practically Orwellian. DAP lurches from one to another bad-good-bad Malay leader — like scenes from the dystopian novel 1984.
In the DAP game of musical chairs, one day PAS is a friend and the next day the Islamist party and its president are mortal enemies; one day Mahathir is Gandalf the Grey and the next day he is Saruman the White.
DAP is always ‘changing’ — prepared to work with just anybody. The revolving door party has no fixed moral compass pointing true north.
But of course DAP will persuade the Chinese that it is only doing its dizzying u-turns “for the good of the country” and to Save Malaysia Baru Terbaru.
In fact, DAP can flip its political allegiance of the moment as readily and easily as Pak Ramli flips a burger.
Case in point: DAP views Najib as a kleptocrat but was nonetheless willing to work with him in the run-up to GE14 (referring to Kit Siang’s 2016 offer) if such a cooperation could get DAP to Putrajaya in order for the evangelical party to Save Malaysia.
DAP still vehemently maintains that Najib is a kleptocrat but the party is nonetheless willing to work with the Umno-Najib faction post GE15 (referring to Kit Siang’s recent 2022 offer, and the ‘Morning After’ strategy indicated below by Anthony Loke) if such a cooperation could return DAP to Putrajaya in order for the evangelical party to Save Malaysia once more but with a caveat (only on Kit Siang’s condition that Najib first condemns “the 1MDB scandal”).
‘Post-GE15 alliance may be needed to form govt — Loke’ (Malaysiakini, 17 July 2022)
DAP’s colour chart guide to Saving M’sia
Yup, DAP will do anything to Save Malaysia.
The evangelical party has said a lot of damming things previously about Mahathir but DAP was nonetheless willing to work with the old man because DAP needed a ‘horse’ to ride to Putrajaya together in order for them to Save Malaysia from Najib.
‘Bersih’ means DAP putting Mahathir through the laundry to cleanse him and remove past dirty stains.
BELOW: Whitewashing success! @hannahyeoh tweeted two weeks ago (July 14) that Mahathir enjoys an audience and is “respected by others around the world“
Chinese in Malaysia are really colour-blind sheeple. Hence they need DAP to tell them whether to treat such-and-such current Malay leader as a white knight, a blackguard or someone fluctuating in the grey zone.
For earlier general elections, DAP chose to whiten Anwar’s reputation — telling the party’s Chinese base that Saudara Anwar is quite ubah-ed from the firebrand Islamist of his Abim days.
Then for the 2018 general election, DAP took on the formidable task of whitening Mahathir’s reputation among the Chinese community.
The talented DAP possesses a remarkable ability to gradient colour any object or subject so that its obedient party followers will behold the successfully rehabilitated Malay politician as someone yang sudah diBersih-sucikan.
Whereas DAP made Anwar and Mahathir look whiter and whiter in Chinese eyes, DAP at the same time made PAS look blacker and blacker in the same Chinese eyes.
How PAS was darkened simultaneously Mahathir was whitened
When PAS was in Pakatan Rakyat in the late 2000s, the party appeared in the lightest shade of tinkling silver grey to the Chinese. At that time c.2008 and the 12th general election, DAP was working with PAS to Save Malaysia.
When Pakatan Rakyat morphed into Pakatan Harapan in the early 2010s, PAS assumed a darker shade of smoky grey in Chinese eyes. At that time c.2013 and the 13th general election, DAP was working with PAS to super Save Malaysia but having some years of troubled relationship behind both parties.
And after 2015 when PAS was kicked out of the opposition coalition, the Islamist party assumed a charcoal grey hue among 95 percent of Chinese lookers-on.
Hence Kit Siang’s recent reminder that human personalities must be seen in different shades of grey. Or – we might add – be seen as white if DAP so dictates.
c.2018 and the 14th general election, DAP decided it did not need PAS any more to Save Malaysia as they’d already got Mahathir who suddenly became the Chinese’s shining knight on a flying horse.
DAP had helped the nonagenarian change colour to white, making PM2.0 as clean and pure as driven snow.
PAS on the other hand is now being viewed as black by the DAP and Dapsters.
So, for the coming polls, DAP is warning the Chinese that PAS poses a threat to our supposed secularism.
But this ostensible fear of PAS’s Islamic state does not seem to dampen the enthusiasm of DAP’s colourful non-Muslim women for wearing tudung.