KUALA LUMPUR: Annuar Musa today intensified his spat with Lim Kit Siang by offering a RM10,000 prize for an essay-writing competition to prove that the DAP supremo is a racist and a dictator.
The Umno information chief said the article must carry the title: “Adakah benar Lim Kit Siang seorang rasis, anti Islam dan 51 tahun diktator?” (Is it true that Lim Kit Siang is a racist, anti-Islam and a 51-year-old dictator?).
“The reason I am organising this competition is to find evidence from the public on what I had previously said about him. It is likely that the public can research and read about this because the issues about Kit Siang are well documented,
“Anyone interested can write the essay based on books, newspapers and magazine articles. Even statements from audio and video recordings would be accepted,” Annuar said at a press conference held in the parliament building today.
Annuar asked for entries to be sent to his office at the Putra World Trade Centre, here by May 30.
“I’m not fooling around. This is an opportunity to win money,” he said.
Annuar’s decision to hold a competition comes days after Lim had labelled him the “father of all racists” and had dared the Kelantanese politician to sue him.
“If he is brave, he can sue me; whether he sues me or I sue him. What he (Annuar) did was a disgrace to Islam,” Lim was quoted as saying by the New Straits Times.
Last weekend, it was reported that Annuar had labeled Lim “a racist, anti-Islam and dictator” after officiating the Bagan Serai assemblies for Umno’s Wanita, Youth and Puteri wings in Bagan Serai.
It had been previously reported that Annuar had directed similar labels at Lim during the Dewan Rakyat sitting, based on the Gelang Patah MP’s past actions.
This had prompted the Gelang Patah MP to challenge Annuar to repeat the statement outside the august House.