“When you're left wounded on Afganistan's plains and
the women come out to cut up what remains, Just roll to your rifle
and blow out your brains,
And go to your God like a soldier”
General Douglas MacArthur"
“We are not retreating. We are advancing in another direction.”
“It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.” “Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.
“The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and be the deepest wounds and scars of war.”
“May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't .” “The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
“Nobody ever defended, there is only attack and attack and attack some more.
“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
The Soldier stood and faced God
Which must always come to pass
He hoped his shoes were shining
Just as bright as his brass
"Step forward you Soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?"
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't
Because those of us who carry guns
Can't always be a saint."
I've had to work on Sundays
And at times my talk was tough,
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.
But, I never took a penny
That wasn't mine to keep.
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep,
The Soldier squared his shoulders and said
And I never passed a cry for help
Though at times I shook with fear,
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fears.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand,
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand."
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod
As the Soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, you Soldier,
You've borne your burden well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell."
Kit Siang announces retirement from politics By Geraldine Tong
Sunday, March 20, 2022
Lim Kit Siang
PinkPanther3559 : Thank you for the great contribution as Parliamentary Opposition Leader. The days BN had 2/3 brute majority, the DAP had no or little access to the traditional media, there was no coalition opposition bloc. no expressway to travel fast and conveniently to meet voters during election campaign, govt used represssive laws against Opposition MPs.
Despite all this you did a marvellous job for Malaysians. Thank God you leaving the scene with head high unlike some Umno and ex-Umno politicians. You have set the tone Dr M, Muhyiddin, Anwar, Najib, Zaid, Hadi. Please leave .
Malaysiakini : DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang has announced his retirement from politics,
saying he will not contest for any party position in today's DAP
congress or any parliamentary or state assembly seat in the future. He announced this during the DAP congress held at the Ideal Convention Centre in Shah Alam today.
take this opportunity to announce my political retirement and I will
not contest for any position, including the party central executive
committee (CEC) today - you should delete No 39 from the CEC candidate
list - or any parliamentary or state assembly seat," Lim said in his
speech at the congress. The Iskandar Puteri MP said he has been
with the party for 56 years and has seen it develop from a small
opposition party into a major political party in the Pakatan Harapan
coalition which won the 14th general election.
He described himself as having been privileged to share this journey
to realise the “Malaysian Dream” in making the country a world-class
nation with many patriotic Malaysians, both inside and outside the DAP. At the end of his speech, he was greeted with a standing ovation and thundering applause, while many chanted his name. When
asked later why he made the decision to retire, he simply retorted,
“Because I’m 81. I’m old. How many of you here are 81 years old?”
son, Lim Guan Eng, had also paid tribute to him, describing the
81-year-old as “the best prime minister that Malaysia will never have
because of his ethnicity” and “the only worthy opponent” for many former
prime ministers and ministers. “Kit Siang embodied the DAP’s lonely struggle in the opposition and ultimate success in winning power.
is the beneficiary of his love so that DAP is the vehicle that brings
about a better future for our children,” Guan Eng said in his speech as
the party secretary-general at its congress today. On a more
personal note, he said the family is jealous of the time DAP has taken
away from Kit Siang and that they have to share his love with the party. However, they fully respect and support his life-long determination to make Malaysian lives better.
many of us who know that without Kit Siang leading our veteran leaders,
there would be no DAP today, as well as many of us who remained in DAP
during the painful days in opposition due to Kit Siang’s example, or the
young leaders here who joined DAP because they were inspired by Kit
Siang. We want to thank Kit Siang for all you have done,” said an
emotional Guan Eng, who appeared to be holding back tears.
Shadowplay : LKS survives so many Umno’s PMs. That alone isn’t an easy feat for any person. Also, he opted not to be appointed for any position after winning GE14, where rightfully he was qualified (as PM is not an understatement as his son LGE) showed he is selfless in serving Malaysia. Perhaps, his only mistake was too trusting TDM and caught off guard that caused some damages to DAP. I wish him all the best for this deserving rest that he sacrificed so much for all of us. Thank you very much, Kit.