Saturday, December 8, 2012

Save Sabah Save Malaysia!

Speech by M Kula Segaran, DAP National Vice Chairman and MP for Ipoh Barat at DAP ceramah held at Kota Kinabalu,  Sabah on Friday, December 07, 2012

Save Sabah Save Malaysia!

“Sabah has changed the state government four times in the past five decades but things have got from bad to worse for the people of Sabah whether on the increasingly grave issue of illegal immigrants in Sabah which have reduced the genuine sons and daughters of Sabah into foreigners and strangers in their own land in less than half a century, crime, corruption, poverty or just basic socio-economic amenities and infrastructures for the people of Sabah.

The political lesson is very clear – without political change in Putrajaya at the national level, it is very difficult to effect meaningful changes at the state level. This is why Sabah DAP has coined the slogan: “Save Sabah Save Malaysia”, as firstly, Sabah cannot be saved without saving Malaysia; and secondly, if Malaysia is to be saved, Sabah must also be saved.”.

That was the important message that DAP parliamentary leader Sdr Lim Kit Siang delivered when he spoke at the DAP “Save Sabah, Save Malaysia” ceramah in Penampang in July this year. 

This indeed is the message that must be spread to every corner of Sabah come the next general general election which is going to be the most important election in the nation’s history. 

In all past general elections, no political analyst would ever entertain the thought that BN could lose state power in Penang, Selangor, Perak and Putrajaya. 

But the 2008 general election has changed the political landscape in Malaysia, especially in West Malaysia.
Now Umno and BN are taking Pakatan Rakyat as a serious threat to its continued hold to federal power.
Despite the high spirits shown by Umno delegates at its just concluded Assembly, Umno leaders know very well that the mood of change is prevalent among the West  Malaysians. 

Umno and BN have tried many ways and means, including announcing the BR1M 2 cash handouts, to win voter support. 

Yet till today, the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib is still not confident to call for dissolution of Parliament to pave way for the nation’s 13th general election. 

Najib knows that Malaysians who have long waited for a total political change are eagerly waiting for the arrival of the general election. 

But a total change that will bring about A Better Malaysia for All cannot happen without strong support from Sabahans.  

Some Umno leaders still believe that Sabah is the “ fixed deposit “ state for BN and that BN will continue to win big in Sabah. 

Continued BN rule will mean continued ruins for  Sabah and Malaysia. 

It is time that Sabahans must stand up and tell BN that enough is enough. 

Come the next general election, Sabahans must rise to the occasion and play their kingmaker role and help bring about a new Putrajaya government helmed by Pakatan Rakyat. 

Let there be a Sabah political tsunami in the coming general election. 

Vote for total change. Save Sabah Save Malaysia.

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