In Kajang, Kit Siang sees Dr Wan Azizah as future PM

In an open letter to the voters of Kajang today, Gelang Patah MP Lim Kit Siang called on them to vote for Wan Azizah as a vote of confidence to become the first woman Prime Minister of Malaysia. This is congruent with the initial objective of the Kajang move decided by the Pakatan leadership as a launching pad into Putrajaya.

“If the Pakatan Rakyat succeeds in the 14th General Elections to capture Putrajaya by winning a majority of the parliamentary seats in Malaysia, the country may be seeing the first woman Prime Minister in Malaysia especially if Anwar Ibrahim is disqualified from standing as an MP in the next general elections because of the political and judicial shenanigans of UMNO/BN,” he said.

Asking Malaysians to catch up with the rest of the world nations who have had women Prime Ministers, he named,  “the iron lady” Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of United Kingdom for over 11 years, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Prime Minister of Norway three times spanning over nine years, Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia for over three years,  and two woman Presidents  from the Philipines, Corazon Aquino, for over six years and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo for over nine years amongst the many countries who have evolved to accept female leadership.

The DAP supremo hoped that the Barisan Nasional candidate for the Kajang by election would lose her deposit.

“This has nothing to do with Chew Mei Fun as the MCA/BN candidate but has everything to do with  sending a  clear and unmistakable message to the  trio of personalities in Malaysia who are the former Prime Minister, Mahathir, the Prime Minister, Najib Razak and the Perkasa President Ibrahim Ali because they must be held collectively responsible for the multiple national crisis facing  Malaysians; in particular the worst racial and religious polarization in the nation’s history undermining national unity and nation-building,” he said.

On 23 March 2014, the Kajang by-election will see Pakatan Rakyat’s candidate Wan Azizah pitted against Chew Mei Fun, from Barisan Nasional.

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