DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang is again touting the 'Save Malaysia' agenda as several former enemies are singing the same tune amid Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak tightening his grip on power.
Lim took note of suspended Umno deputy president Muhyiddin Yassin's statement today, in which he said the removal of Najib alone is not enough and called for institutional reforms .
"Even the longest-serving former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad seems to be talking a new lingo," said Lim.
Lim added that Mahathir also appeared to be on the same wavelength after warning that Malaysia was sliding in the direction of the North Korean regime .
Mahathir had earlier this week urged Malaysians to set aside political differences to address a problem that is affecting the entire nation.
“I want everybody to act as citizens who are concerned with what is happening in this country. As a citizen, it does not matter whether you are for the opposition or the government.
“Now it is time to act as citizens, irrespective of party affiliations or loyalties," Mahathir had said.
Lim reiterated that he wanted to see the realignment of progressive political forces to save Malaysia and preserve the dream of a united, inclusive, moderate, democratic, and prosperous Malaysia.
"I have said enough since last year about a Save Malaysia campaign which transcends race, religion, region, political parties, and individuals and our efforts to see this goal come to fruition.
"We do not want Malaysia to become a rogue and a failed state.
"We must involve all Malaysians in Save Malaysia effort so that Malaysia can get back our lost national bearings," said Lim.
The DAP veteran said this during his speech while officiating constitutional lawyer Tommy Thomas' new book 'Anything But The Law' in Kuala Lumpur today.
"The time has come for the best in Malaysia to act with full conviction to Save Malaysia, and I have no doubt that Tommy Thomas will be in the forefront of the Save Malaysia campaign," said Lim.
Najib has moved to purge his opponents and clamp down dissent amid corruption investigations that he received RM42 million from state-owned SRC International and RM2.6 billion from an offshore account.
Attorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali, who is appointed based on Najib's advise, has cleared the prime minister of wrongdoing but the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is appealing the decision not to prosecute.