I have never agreed at any time that Keadilan contest in Lunas by-election

Media comment
by Lim Kit Siang 

(Petaling Jaya, Thursday): I refer to the Berita Harian front-page headline report today quoting PAS President, Datuk Fadzil Noor as saying that I had agreed that Keadilan contest the Lunas by-election.  If Fadzil had not been misquoted, his statement is misleading and incorrect as I had never agreed at any time that Keadilan contest in the Lunas by-election.

The Berita Harian report under the headline "Muslihat pakatan pembangkang terbukti - Kit Siang setuju Keadilan tanding di Lunas", reads:

I did  not meet Fadhil two days before the Lunas by-election, but I had a telephone conversation with him on Sunday morning where I clarified that I had not visited Lunas the previous day to announce that the DAP would represent Barisan Alternative in the Lunas by-election as reported by Bernama, which was pure concoction and that I would be visiting Lunas only that night.

I had never at any time agreed that Keadilan contest the Lunas by-election.

I had found the unscrupulous manner the media had been used in the run-up to the Lunas by-election by certain "allies" to stake their candidate claim most disgusting - going to the extent of planting stories particularly in the Chinese-language media smearing DAP leaders.

I am breaking  my silence for the past three days, which was the result of pure disgust  at such unscrupulous politics in the Barisan Alternative, to put the record straight following the incorrect report in the Berita Harian today.


*Lim Kit Siang - DAP National Chairman