Sun, 14 Apr 2013 02:15:00 GMT

Vision 2050 for Malaysians - Lim Kit Siang

"I am therefore beginning today a new series of 24-Day Countdown to 13GE Polling Day statements."


"Yesterday I completed the series of 100-day countdown of daily statements to the 13GE which I started on 1st January 2013, not expecting to have to complete it as it was then generally expected that the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak would have dissolved Parliament after the Chinese New year holidays in February for the long-awaited 13thGeneral Elections to be held.

The 100th-Day Countdown to 13GE statement yesterday, in which I challenged Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad to a series of seven public debates on his 22-year premiership as Mahathir has made the 13GE a double referendum on both the Najib and Mahathir premierships, coincided with the announcement by the Election Commission of 20th April as Nomination Day and 5th May as Polling Day for the historic 13GE.

I am therefore beginning today a new series of 24-Day Countdown to 13GE Polling Day statements.


I have said that the Battle of Gelang Patah is to kick off the Battle of Johore and the larger Battle of Malaysia for two reasons:

Firstly, to launch off a political tsunami from the south in the 13GE to complete the partial 2008 political tsunami, including winning over one-third of the total of 83 parliamentary seats in the three fixed deposit states of Johor, Sabah and Sarawak (ideally, 33 seats from Johor, Sabah and Sarawak) to complete the partial 2008 political tsunami towards the establishment of a Pakatan Rakyat federal government in Putrajaya.

Secondly, to mobilise Malaysians in support of the Malaysian Dream shared by all patriotic Malaysians down the decades, like the one envisioned by the great Johor Malahy leader and founding UMNO President Datuk Onn Jaafar in 1951 when he called on UMNO to open its doors to non-Malays and to change the name of UMNO to United Malayans National Organisation .

Today, I offer a third objective of the Battle of Gelang Patah to the people of Johor and Malaysia – Vision 2050 for all Malaysians.

The time has come for Malaysians to move beyond Vision 2020 and to imagine a bolder, brighter and better Malaysia.

The time has come for Malaysians to embrace a new vision of new possibilities for themselves, for their children and for their children’s children.

The time has come for Malaysians to look forward to and imagine a new vision – Vision 2050.

Vision 2050 is a re-imagination of what Malaysia can be in 37 years.

It is an aspiration to create a new model of governance, of citizenry, of democracy, of the economy, of our education system, of our societal structure, of our cities and countryside and of our environment.

It is the charting of a new course to capture and harness the best of what Malaysia offers – our diversity, our spirit, our history.

It is about embracing a future which all of us would want to be part of.

It is the molding of a new path which other countries would want to emulate.

Apr 15, 2013 6:23PM

Everybody is commenting that Malaysia is going to be taken over by the china man of people like Lim Kit Siang. Why do we play the race card here when it comes to someone with good ideas and vision.


Will all this good ideas be better if it came from a Malay? Definately not...

I think that it is time that we saw beyond the skin and appreciate the vision, and work together towards materializing it for the benefit of all Malaysians.


A change is inevitable and we should not delay it!!!

Apr 15, 2013 6:31PM

If you compare all the speeches from BN & PKR, straight you can tell wh|ch |s with & without substance.


Speech of an educated person who wanted a fairer policy giving a layout of the ec0c0mic plans vs speech of hoodlum with those mat rempits chanting stupid taunts of gay, lesbian & sex scandal. You can see for yourself the ceramahs recorded via cellphones posted in the net.


BN goons, the more you post dumb comments or cheap taunts at ceramah, the more people will realise you are just an empty can & despise you, not that we care if you look stupid.

Apr 15, 2013 12:11AM
well much better than what madir dream of 2020 which will never materialize from the looks of it
Apr 14, 2013 11:16PM
Truly, well said. I salute your vision and your tenacity to plough on all these years!!
Apr 15, 2013 8:47PM
Great Visions for a happy nation of happy people, dreamt of by a great lover of this nation, may Mr.Lim Kit Siang win overwhelmingly on 5 May !
Apr 18, 2013 12:53AM

Vision 2050 ? wow....... that's long enough till I die

Even the previous government only offer Vision 2020

I better choose this one. At least I'm not left without vision after 2020

Jul 24, 2014 8:30AM
Hello - It's not enough that I am rich! The Malays must be poor!
Feb 22, 2014 8:40AM
To see Malays like Singapore Malays! Watch BBC news on the poor Singaporean Malays! Lee Kuan Yew dulu pakai songkok pergi Kampong Melayu di Singapura. Kemana pergi kampong Melayu di Singapura sekarang? Habis keliling di buat "Bunkers" untuk Bom yang digunakan di Vietnam. Lepas itu di "align" nya jalan raya hingga ketangga rumah orang Melayu dan "charge" untuk kerja parit ==> begini lah cara menyingkir orang Melayu! Orang paling racist dan dia lah mentor Lim Kit Siang yang mempunyai rancangan untuk menguasai Malaysia bermula dengan Penang dan Selangor dan kemudian buat referendum penggabungan semula Singapura dan Malaysia untuk menjadi Negara yang lebih maju ==> bawak masuk disini 5 juta Cina! Apa jadi pada orang Melayu disini nanti. Wang bolih digunakan untuk mengetepikan orang Melayu. Dan orang Melayu bolih di beli ==> bolih pukul canang melalui media dan segalanya! Akhirnya keluarga LKS lah yang terkaya. MONEY TALKS BULL**** WALKS!
Apr 17, 2013 9:55AM

There are posts going around saying that Malaysia is going to be the next Greece. This seems misleading so  compare Malaysian debt as a percentage of GDP against Singapore. It doesn't look like we are doing too bad. Any e****mists care to educate us?

Debt as a percentage of GDP

Singapore      113.18 %

Malaysia         53.76%

South Korea   35.76%

Greece           185.71%

Japan             192.36%


Is Japan more corrupted than Malaysia?



Apr 18, 2013 8:09PM
Why now Mr Lim anounce his 2050 vision.  .. . . I think he need a vision too as what the BN has, 2020. Dia tambah lagi 30 tahun untuk apa untuk siapa. . . . 

Tak per, tak per "biarkan luncai terjun dengan labu labunya"

Apr 15, 2013 10:33PM
Dream on Lim Kit Siang. Siang hari pun nak mimpi ni? Why 2050, 3050 better still. Nobody will be there to see your dream.
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