Kit Siang is retired, debate me instead, says DAP lawmaker to Najib


PETALING JAYA: DAP lawmaker Steven Sim (pic) has challenged former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to a debate.

This came after Najib challenged DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang who had announced his retirement earlier this year.

"I don't think there is a need for Kit Siang to accept this (challenge), he's retired.

"If Najib is really sincere in wanting to debate, come on, I accept.

"He invited Kit Siang to debate in English, OK I'm on! Datuk Seri and I, we debate in English, Datuk Seri please submit the time and place.

"Don't send someone else!," he said in a Facebook post on Saturday (May 21).

Sim said he once challenged Najib for a "pantun battle" but the former prime minister did not respond.

"It seems that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim managed to convince Najib of the culture of debating.

"I remember back when he was prime minister, Najib said debate was not our culture.

"Now after debating with Anwar, he wants to invite Kit Siang to debate as well," he said.

Najib previously challenged DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang to a debate in English.

Claiming that Lim was frequently making critical statements against him, Najib questioned if Lim had truly retired from politics.

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