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Kit Siang: After GE14, let ‘political tsunami’ sweep rural areas, Felda

DAP Parliamentary Leader Lim Kit Siang said a political tsunami will also take place in the rural areas and Felda settlements should the government change hands after GE14. — File picture by Miera ZulyanaDAP Parliamentary Leader Lim Kit Siang said a political tsunami will also take place in the rural areas and Felda settlements should the government change hands after GE14. — File picture by Miera ZulyanaKUALA LUMPUR, Feb 14 — DAP Parliamentary Leader Lim Kit Siang said a political tsunami will take place not only in urban areas, but also the rural areas and Felda settlements, should the government change hands after the elections.

In his Chinese New Year message, the Gelang Patah MP had in his previous address in 2008, which he claimed had paved way for a political tsunami in urban areas.

“If political change is to come to Malaysia, there must not only be a political tsunami in the urban areas, but also a political tsunami in the rural and Felda areas,” Lim said.

Felda has been mired with scandals in the past few years, with the latest over a sketchy deal involving a land it owns in Jalan Semarak, Kuala Lumpur.

Earlier this month, Felda chairman Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad said forensic audit report showed criminal fraud had been committed.

In his address, Lim had called on Malaysians to take one step further for the country to mature and become a normal democracy, such as the Western countries.

Citing Europe and the United States as examples of democracy, he said voters have the rights to change the government in power, without any threats of chaos, bloodshed or other consequences.

“Let all Malaysians, regardless of race, religion or region, unite to usher in a new Malaysia of justice, democracy, integrity, good governance, progress and prosperity for all Malaysians and not just a few under the Malaysian sun,” he said.

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