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.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

Steven Sim , DAP , Debate , Najib Razak , Anwar Ibrahim


Next In Nation

Lorry skids, blocks road in Pasir Gudang
Mother in tears while receiving late daughter's PhD scroll at UMS convocation
Elderly man attacked by bull outside Bandar Menjalara home
Man falls to his death while trying to escape from lover’s husband
300 investors want capital worth RM90mil back from company, says consumer foundation
Investigation paper in hostel bullying case to go to public prosecutor
Use of English in govt matters not a threat to BM, says Shafie
Cops probing claims 15 KL nightclubs distributing drugs
EWS to be installed at geological risk areas, says Takiyuddin
New maximum chicken price takes into account interests of all quarters, says Deputy Minister

Others Also Read