I’ll teach you ‘strategic’ communications for free, Kit Siang tells Rahman Dahlan

DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang (pic) says he will teach Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan proper communication strategies for ‘free’. — Picture by KE Ooi

KUALA LUMPUR, March 28 ― DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang said today he wants to school Barisan Nasional's Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan on proper communication strategies.

The Gelang Patah MP was responding to allegations the BN strategic communications director made recently accusing him of rigging the 2012 DAP party elections.

“There are indeed very 'strategic' errors by the BN Strategic Communications Director. I am prepared to give the BN Strategic Communications Director a free tuition course on what is 'strategic' and what is not,” Lim said during a press conference at Parliament today.

He also denied Abdul Rahman's claims that he was involved in any electoral fraud with regards to the DAP polls and instead said it was a BN ploy to smear his name.

“The latest example of such BN 'strategic lies' is that I had masterminded electoral fraud in the DAP party elections in 2012, which is a new twist to a tissue of lies which had been concocted and disseminated in BN/Umno misinformation campaign,” Lim added.

Abdul Rahman's position in BN was specially created to attack the Opposition by using the mainstream media, Lim also alleged.

“I must thank him for finally resolving the question in my mind as to what are the job specifications of a BN  Strategic Communications Director.

“Which is clearly to create and amass 'strategic lies' about the Opposition and use them to attack the Opposition parties in the BN-Umno owned or controlled mainstream mass media and the social media,” he claimed.

Abdul Rahman in a statement yesterday advised Lim to retire from politics after numerous failed attempts in wanting to overthrow the BN government.

He also alleged Lim of masterminding the party elections in 2012 which led to the ousting of Kepong MP Dr Tan Seng Giaw from the Central Executive Committee.