Kit Siang: Develop new ‘Malaysia boleh’ spirit to achieve golden age

16 Sep 2019 / 10:50 H.

PETALING JAYA: Malaysians must develop a new “Malaysia Boleh” spirit to exorcise the fears and demons for the country to excel itself in various fields of human endeavour to achieve a golden age for Malaysia.

DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang said Malaysia seems to be trapped in an extraordinary situation which, if not addressed, will only lead to greater division and disunity, stagnation and failure to leverage on the best values and qualities of the Malay/Islamic, Chinese, Indian and Western civilisations which meet in confluence in Malaysia.

“This extraordinary situation is one where the Malays feel threatened, the Chinese feel threatened, the Indians feel threatened, the Kadazans feel threatened and the Ibans feel threatened. Every community is made to believe that its culture and ethnicity is facing an existential threat,” he said in a statement today.

He questioned the charter signed by Umno and PAS as they said they want to establish an Islamic Golden Age once they have wrest power from Pakatan Harapan in the next general election.

“I think such thinking is the result of the misreading of history. There had indeed been ‘golden ages’ in each of the great civilisations of the world, but l am not aware that there was any golden age which was founded on kleptocracy or greed,” he said.

He also said the conduct of certain leaders shows that this is not the spirit of those who want to seek a Golden Age, but the spirit of those in an era of despair and moral degradation and devastation.

He also urged Malaysians to dedicate 15 days between National Day on Aug 31 and Malaysia Day on Sept 16 every year as Malaysian Unity Season to emphasize and promote unity of diverse races, languages, regions, cultures and civilisations to avoid division and disunity.

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