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Lim Kit Siang (left) and former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

KUALA LUMPUR: Things are heating up between DAP strongman Lim Kit Siang and Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak as both are currently engaged in a war of words over Lim’s challenge for a public debate.

Najib responded by asking Lim to stop obsessing over him.

“Lim Kit Siang has released over 26 statements about me in this month alone trying to provoke me. He should stop being so obsessed with me.

“I am no longer the Prime Minister nor am I the Barisan Nasional (BN) president,” said Najib in a post published on his Facebook today.

Najib was responding to Lim’s challenge to a public debate that the DAP strongman posted on his blog today.

“I challenge Najib to a public forum 'Islam is not kleptocracy'. Accept the challenge and our respective representatives can decide on the place, date, time and other details for the public forum,” said Lim.

Lim stood his ground saying he never belittled Islam and wants Najib to take up the challenge so they can clear the matter in a public forum.

Najib countered by saying that Lim should instead focus on explaining about Pakatan Harapan's (PH) shortcomings in achieving their 100 days' promises which were part of their general election manifesto.

“There are so many election manifesto that have yet to be accomplished. They should give a reasonable excuse seeing that we only have 20 days left to get them done.

“He should have a debate titled 'PH Government and their sweet promises' or 'has the rakyat been cheated by Pakatan’s manifestos'?” Najib said.

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