DAP Deepavali Message by DAP(e/c)

DAP Deepavali Message by DAP Secretary-General And Bagan MP Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 29 October 2016

DAP wishes to extend Deepavali greetings to all Malaysian Hindus. At the same time, we wish to reiterate our deepest condolences to the families of the 6 victims of the Johor’s Sultanah Aminah Hospital, who died during a tragic fire at the Intensive Care Unit on 25 October 2016. DAP also wishes to extend our sympathies to Selangor residents celebrating Deepavali without water supply following sabotage of the water sources by traitorous criminals out to harm the health of the people.

Further the rise in cooking oil prices have caused a shortage of cooking oil, showing how Malaysians continue to suffer from the negative impact of the RM52 billion 1MDB and RM4.2 billion donation scandals. BN Federal Ministers are ridiculous to say that the cooking oil shortage would allow us to eat less cooking oil and thus stay healthy.

At the same time, those fighting for national salvation by demanding full accountability for the 1MDB and donation scandals are being threatened with action of breaking their oath of secrecy for speaking up in Parliament. DAP appeals to the Dewan Rakyat speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia not to be seen to be trying to cover up debate of the scandals by disallowing debate, on the grounds that it is subjudice. DAP strongly disagrees it is subjudice when the lawsuit or court action is pursued not in Malaysia but in the United States.

Further the Speaker should not allow himself to be dragged into this scandal and controversy by trying to silence former deputy prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin, ex-second finance minister Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah, and ex-rural and regional development minister Shafie Apdal – all of which touched on 1MDB – on the grounds that the 3 had breached House rules. Muhyiddin in his speech highlighted how the cabinet was not consulted on the formation of 1MDB, and was kept in the dark about its finances until the scandal broke out.

Husni had asked the government why 1MDB was formed and if any action would be taken against 1MDB’s management for channelling the company’s funds to the “wrong places”. He also asked why the government was only being paid in 2020 for the sale of a 60 percent stake in the Bandar Malaysia project to a Chinese firm. Husni also queried the government if Malaysia would be portrayed in a negative light should 1MDB lose its arbitration case in London to Abu Dhabi-based International Petroleum Investment Co, and pay out between USD 4billion to US$6.5 billion.

DAP also strongly opposes and condemns the proposed motion to suspend Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng for 6 months over Lim’s remarks relating to the Speaker disallowing debate on the US Department of Justice’s investigation into 1MDB. Lim had already been suspended for 2 days which should be sufficient punishment. Suspending Lim for another 6 months would not be proportionate but excessive.

Even though these unfortunate events may have lent a sombre atmosphere, the essence of the Festival of Lights where good prevails over evil must be celebrated. Malaysian must keep faith that there are more good people in Malaysia and provided we do not lose hope, Malaysians can still see the light at the end of the tunnel where good will finally win over bad, integrity over corruption and people’s power over crony power.

LIM GUAN ENG

民主行动党秘书长兼峇眼区国会议员林冠英于2016年10月29日在吉隆坡发表民主行动党屠妖节献词:

民主行动党谨此向国内兴都教徒献上屠妖节祝福,同时,我们也向在2016年10月25日于柔佛中央医院大火中不幸罹难的6名病人之家属,献上最诚挚的慰问。而因为水源遭到卖国犯罪份子蓄意污染,导致目前正在缺水中渡过佳节的雪州居民,民主行动党亦要向大家表达同情。

因为食油涨价,造成市场缺货的现象,显示出所有马来西亚人仍因为1MDB的520亿令吉丑闻以及42亿令吉的捐款丑闻,受害至今。此时此刻,国阵联邦部长们却能口出狂言,说出食油短缺能够时国人减少使用,这样更加健康之类的说法,实在令人诧异。

与此同时,那些正为国为民、在为1MDB及捐款丑闻寻求真相的人,却屡屡遭受恐吓,且被指责为破坏国会的保密誓言。民主行动党促请国会下议院议长丹斯里班迪卡三思,不要千方百计地为1MDB掩护,以待审之名阻止辩论。民主行动党强烈反对这个理由,因为待审之处是在美国,并不是在马来西亚。

再者,议长本人也不应该趟入浑水,意图要前副首相慕尤丁、前第二财政阿末胡斯尼、前乡村及区域发展部长沙菲益对1MDB噤声,以违反议会规则之由,来让三人闭嘴。在慕尤丁的致词中,强调1MDB的创设并未谘询过内阁,以黑箱作业的方式直至丑闻被揭穿为止。

胡斯尼也质问政府为何要创立1MDB,现在1MDB管理层将公司资金导向“错误的地方”,请问政府又将如何处置?他亦质问,为何允许中国的集团在收购大马城的60%股权后,可以延迟至2020年才付款?他指出,阿布扎比国际石油投资公司向伦敦国际仲裁庭起诉1MDB,向1MDB和大马财政部索赔40至65亿美元,若这案件输了,将会影响大马的评级,也会影响大马经济。

对于泗岩沫区国会议员林立迎遭议长阻止辩论美国司法部调查1MDB的事项,并提出林立迎国会议员禁足国会长达半年的建议,民主行动党强烈反对及谴责。林立迎较早前已遭禁足国会两天,已视为足矣,若遭禁足6个月,则是太为超过。

然而,尽管上述种种不幸事情为我们带来了黑暗氛围,但屠妖节这象征着光明驱走黑暗,打败恶魔的日子更要被我们大事庆祝。马来西亚人应时时保有信念,在这片土地上好人比坏人更多,到最后,好的永远会打败坏的,廉洁会战胜贪污,人民的力量会打赢裙带力量。
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林冠英

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