“Dad, thanks for giving it all!” said DAP Secretary General Lim Guan Eng in a post on his Facebook after his father Lim Kit Siang announced his retirement from politics today at the party’s 17th National Congress in Shah Alam.
Netizens also took to social media commenting on the DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang who dedicated almost all his life to politics.
“You are the real Hero of Malaysian Malaysia. l salute you and THANKS for your contribution to Malaysia politics. May God bless you good health and happiness forever,” one user commented.
Another user with the name Amy also wish Uncle good health and happy retirement.
“TQ Uncle Lim Kit Siang, wishes you healthy safety and happiness, May God bless you always. Salute!,” she wrote on the comments feed.
Many other users thanked Uncle Lim Kit Siang for all his sacrifices, resilience and hard work for all these years.
The Iskandar Puteri member of parliament, who has been with DAP for 56 years since it was a small opposition party, said he “will not contest for any position, including the party’s Central Executive Committee (CEC).”
“We represent the hopes and aspirations of Malaysians who want the nation to stand tall in the world,” he said in his speech.
“Never before in the history of DAP is it more important that we must have unity, solidarity, commitment and resolve in our long-term commitment to realise the Malaysian Dream.
“I am privileged to share this journey to realise our Malaysian Dream to be a world-class great nation with many patriotic Malaysians, both inside and outside the DAP.
“The battle for the Malaysian Dream must go on until it is achieved but this is in your hands,” he added.
In his address at the party’s congress held today at Shah Alam, Lim Guan Eng also pointed out that DAP has transformed from aspiring to becoming the biggest opposition party to aspiring to the next government.
“We have shown that DAP is capable of governing Malaysia.