Much has been said about the “RAHMAN” prediction for the first six Malaysian prime ministers.
Now, DAP veteran leader Lim Kit Siang is hoping this will be followed by “MAHATHIR” after the 14th general election (GE14).
Many believed the “RAHMAN” prophecy foretold the country’s first six prime ministers, with each letter indicating the leaders to date, starting with Tunku Abdul Rahman and followed by Abdul Razak Hussein, Hussein Onn, Mahathir Mohamad, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Najib Razak.
“Let the ‘RAHMAN’ prediction run its course in the GE14, and maybe it would be replaced by a second prediction of ‘MAHATHIR’ for the next eight prime ministers of Malaysia.”
Lim said the first two letters of this new prediction will be fulfilled if Pakatan Harapan (PH) replaces Barisan Nasional (BN) as the new government in Putrajaya after GE14.
“This is because PH has decided that Mahathir will be the seventh prime minister while Anwar will be the eighth prime minister — fulfilling the ‘M’ and ‘A’ in the second ‘MAHATHIR’ prediction
“Whether the prime minister after Anwar will fit the ‘MAHATHIR’ prophecy, only time will tell,” Lim said in his speech at the DAP kopitiam ceramah in Damai, Kota Kinabalu, today. A copy of his speech was posted on his blog today.
Lim also slammed those who claimed that he would be Malaysia’s next prime minister should PH triumph in the coming general election.
Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak is living in fear of the RAHMAN prophecy. DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang thinks this is the reason why he is delaying dissolving Parliament.
He called Najib a “kiasu” and a “kiasi”. Kiasu is fear of defeat in the Hokkien dialect. Kiasi is fear of death in the same dialect.
The RAHMAN prophecy states that the Barisan Nasional rule would come to an end after the sixth Prime Minister – Najib.
In the RAHMAN prophecy R stands for Tunku Abdul Rahman, A for Abdul Razak, H for Hussein Onn, M for Mahathir Mohamad, A for Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and N for Najib.
” Najib is living in fear if the prophecy comes true he will be the last Umno/Barisan Nasional prime minister,” said Lim.
“Najib would have created double ‘history’ – firstly, first time in the nation’s 56-year history, allowing a state assembly (Negeri Sembilan) to be automatically dissolved before Parliament.
“And secondly, establishing a record of ‘indecisiveness’ as prime minister, even putting the fifth prime minister Abdullah to shame, while he continues to agonise on when to dissolve Parliament for the 13th general elections!” said Lim who is Ipoh Timor MP.
In the next election, Lim will be contesting in the Gelang Patah parliament seat in Johor.
In a press statement, Lim raised doubts on whether Najib will allow six other state assemblies to dissolve since the Pahang state assembly would be dissolved on April 5.
The state legislative assemblies of Johor and Melaka would be dissolved on April 19 and Selangor on April 20. The state legislative assemblies of Perak, Perlis and Kelantan would be dissolved on April 26.
Parliament would be automatically dissolved on April 27.
Lim also criticised Najib for being “the longest unelected Prime Minister without a mandate” since Najib has not called for an election.
The 12th general election was called for by the Abdullah administration. The ruling coalition’s dismal performance led him to quit and Najib took over the administration in April 2009.
He also denounced Najib’s action of leading the longest election campaign for the ruling coalition. Najib has been the prime mover of the 1Malaysia and “Promises Fulfilled” campaign nationwide.
In addition, Lim also brushed aside a recent interview with former finance minister Daim Zainuddin who praised the Najib administration for its transformation programme.
In the interview published by The New Straits Times, Daim endorsed Najib as the prime minister and rejected Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim.
Lim termed the interview as a conspiracy because Daim is himself a former minister from the BN regime.