YOURSAY ‘Usually when political leaders give pessimistic views about their party, the real situation is definitely worse.'
BN can forget Selangor, says ex-MCA chief Ling
Anonyxyz: If Dr Ling Liong Sik is not really as dumb as he looks (actually he is shrewd), he should have kept proper records of how he was a willing pawn in the BN money-squandering machine headed by Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
If they want to sacrifice him as a scapegoat in the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) money cheating scam, it would be interesting to see what he will expose.
Definitely he is not worried that he will be found guilty, but recent events have propelled him to buy some risk insurance just in case. He is sending hidden messages to both Pakatan Rakyat and Umno in this interview.
FellowMalaysian: Thanks, Tun, for your bravery in admitting that Pakatan will reign again in Selangor because of their untainted image. This of course would invariably imply that BN is in for a thumping because of their corruption.
You are the only BN leader, albeit an ex-leader, who is honest enough to suggest that BN will be punished soon in the coming GE13.
But I am puzzled at why you said the Chinese in Perak have no other choice. Just like in Penang, Chinese in Perak have been marginalised and neglected.
Anonymous #57019477: Usually when political leaders give pessimistic views about their party, the real situation is definitely worse.
So from the article, it could be deduced that BN will not only failed in the opposition states, but will also be in danger of losing Perak and Johor.
He did not talk about Sabah and Sarawak, suggesting that BN has no confidence in these two states, too.
YF: Dear Mr Ling, are you saying that what is good for Selangor and Penang is not good for Malaysia?
So by your own admission Malaysia needs clean government in all the states just as what's happening in Selangor and Penang. It's as easy as that. No need to be a genius to figure that out.
So BN should stop all this sandiwara of how good they are because Ling has said it clearly - BN is no good.
Whatsup: This is Bolehland - make hay while the sun shines - once you've made your billions, you can still give moral lessons and views as if you were a self-made billionaire through hard work (of cheating and corruption in this case).
All these corrupt billionaires, the Tuns and whatnots, please shut up and wait for your retribution.
Unfortunately, none of them is God-fearing, so no amount of reference to gods would enlighten them at all but they will use it as a bogeyman to corrupt more or to sow hatred.
How sick these people can be - they have no shame and are totally immoral.
20121221Disaster: Ling agreed that a two-party system is good for Malaysia, but said this must come with a competent opposition.
"It depends on the quality of the opposition. If they are terrible, then a two-party system would be hard to implement."
He actually meant that when Umno has become the opposition. So, if possible, we must reduce Umno to its minimum strength and let some other component party of BN to be the opposition chairperson.
Wira: Ling, I agree with you that the quality of the opposition is important. Do you think Umno will be a good opposition?
Anyway, any party which takes over from BN will not do a worse job. This is because the civil service runs the country. So it doesn't really matter which party runs the government as long as the leaders are not corrupt.
After all, we have some real stupid ministers and yet their ministries function normally.
Abu Hasan: We have to respect Dr Ling for his views that BN has lost the plot and the fact that the Chinese hates the MCA.
People are no longer stupid. They want to give Pakatan a chance to rule in Putrajaya for one term and see the difference like what they are seeing now in Penang, Selangor and even Kelantan.
Umno and MCA should be a gentleman and let the people decide who they want in Putrajaya.
Headhunter: So far Ling is the only one who dares to speak the truth about the chances of BN in the coming election. The rest in MCA are still dreaming of past glory and praising themselves sky high.
Dont Just Talk: At least, ex-MCA chief Ling has been honest with his comments, unlike the present tainted president who knows no shame and has the audacity to preach to Malaysians.
The first hallmark of a good leader is exhibiting leadership by examples which include honesty, integrity, humility and above all, walking the talk.
How many Umno-BN leaders have such qualities? Had Singapore Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew been the prime minister of Malaysia, most if not all the past and present batch of leaders will be behind bars.
Anyway, Pakatan should not be complacent with the high praises given by Ling.
Pakatan must stay united and focus on retaining the present four states and to re-conquer Perak, which was illegally taken over by Umno using the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and millions of ringgit to buy over the two ‘kataks' (frogs) from PKR and the infamous Jelapang ‘katak' from DAP.
Anonymous #07443216: Ling Liong Sik knows both his legs are closer to the grave than the surface. He is trying to repent - he has been there, done it and now he is a very concerned about his new journey to the other side of the world and what is waiting for him.
When a person who is nearer to death will fear what's in store for him/her on the other side, as such he/she would try to repent before they face the Creator.
Monkey Wrench:"I don't have his (Ong Tee Kiat's) phone number. I am also sure that he does not have mine. But not having the phone number does not mean we are not friends."
The Penans don't have telephones, yet they are friends with one another and those who wish them well.
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