Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Vote for total change!

Speech by M Kula Segaran, DAP National Vice Chairman and MP for Ipoh Barat at PR ceramah held at Tambun, Ipoh on Monday, April 8,  2013

Vote for total change! 

Since Pakatan Rakyat unveiled our Manifesto, BN has been whacking and saying that PR Manifesto are just empty promises and will bankrupt the nation.

But BN has on Saturday unveiled its Manifesto which contains policies copied from our Manifesto, especially on:
  • Reducing car prices;
  • Increasing police personnel to fight crime;
  • A pan-Borneo Highway stretching 2,300km from Sematan in Sarawak to Seruding in Sabah; and
  • Making prices of all goods in Sabah and Sarawak uniform with Peninsular Malaysia.
So this is proof that PR Manifesto cannot be and are not empty promises which cannot be fulfilled. 

BN Manifesto contains a lot of goodies, but a BN government cannot bring about a better tomorrow for all. 
Under BN’s continued rule, corruption will remain rampant; our national debt will continue to increase. Discriminatory policies will continue and misuse and abuses of powers will not go away. 

BN is not a party that can offer hope for a better Malaysia. The hope lies in Pakatan Rakyat. Vote PR for A Better Malaysia for All.

DAP parliamentary leader Sdr Lim Kit Siang has decided to leave the safe seat of Ipoh Timor constituency to contest MCA’s traditional stronghold –Gelang Patah parliamentary seat.

Many people have asked why Kit Siang wants to take the risk of losing when he can easily win again if he recontests in Ipoh Timor, a seat which he won with 21, 000 majority.

The answer is simple—he is a man of vision and courage who does not want to miss the opportunity to do the best for the country and people.

Sdr Kit Siang sees this election  being one where for the first time in his political career and the nation’s electoral history that there is  a real chance of toppling the BN government which has brought much ruins to the country.

And the chance of bringing about a new Malaysia can only be achieved if PR can make significant gains in the 3 BN deposit states, namely Johor, Sabah and Sarawak.

He has thus decided to lead the charge in Johor, despite being aged 72.

It is not going to be an easy battle, but for the sake of the people, he is prepared to do what is necessary.
A few days ago, former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad called on the various communities in Johor to ensure that the 13th general election will end Lim Kit Siang's political career.

"Lim Kit Siang wants to come here (to contest). I call on the people of Johor, all communities should pool their energy to ensure that the state of Johor will be the 'burial ground' for Lim Kit Siang's politics”—said Mahathir.

Now there is a strong possibility that BN may field Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Ghani Othman against Kit Siang in Gelang Patah.

If this becomes true, this is the first time where MCA is “borrowing” an Umno candidate to fight against Kit Siang.

This shows how determined MCA and BN are in wanting to finish Kit Siang’s political career.  Of course, it also shows how useless MCA is as a political party.

In the coming general election, not only Kit Siang must win, but PR candidates all over the country must win so that we can take over the Putrajaya government.

I therefore call on Malaysians to rise to the occasion in the coming general election and vote PR for total change.

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