Lim: Split personality not good for 1Malaysia, Muhyiddin
Written by Lam Jian Wyn Tuesday, 18 August 2009 14:40 - Last Updated Tuesday, 18 August 2009 15:26
KUALA LUMPUR: DAP leader Lim Kit Siang has called on Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to “stop playing ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ on Malaysian nation building”, especially regarding Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s 1Malaysia concept. “I advise Muhyiddin to abandon such Jekyll-and-Hyde tactics. As Deputy Prime Minister, he should be the very epitome of the 1Malaysia concept proclaimed by Najib on becoming the sixth Malaysian Prime Minister five months ago, and not as its very nemesis,” he wrote in a recent bl og entry . The veteran opposition politician had lambasted Muhyiddin, who is also Umno vice president, claiming he had stoked racial sentiments by asserting that parliamentary opposition leader and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) supremo Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was “a traitor to the Malay race”.
Yesterday, the deputy prime minister had told the National Level and International Invitation of Student Leaders’ Unity and Integration gathering that the country’s biggest challenge was to maintain unity and racial harmony among the various ethnic groups. “Muhyiddin should be well-advised that there is no way he could play Jekyll and Hyde one at the same time, as this is the fastest way to his losing all credibility among Malaysians as well as bringing untold harm to Malaysian national unity and nation-building,” he added. Lim said that Muhyiddin’s split personality would undermine the prime minister’s signature theme, which is also the overarching theme of this year’s national day celebrations. “Already, the A(N1H1) flu pandemic is going to be a greater dampener on Najib’s first National Day celebrations. Let our 52nd National Day not be clouded by another greater dampener – Muhyiddin’s Jekyll-and-Hyde role in Malaysian government and politics,” he said.