GEORGE TOWN: Penang Pakatan Harapan chairman Lim Guan Eng has been told to mind the affairs of his own party as well as those of the Penang state first before speaking about Kelantan PAS which he claimed might lose in the next General Election.
People’s Alternative Party (PAP) vice-president Rahmad Isahak claimed that Lim’s meddling into Kelantan PAS affairs is seen as seeking cheap publicity.
“Why must Lim say such things about Kelantan PAS and their politics but when it comes to his own party, he remains silent?
“Has he taken over the role of Kelantan Pakatan Harapan by speaking on behalf of its Kelantan chairman? But where is his voice as Penang Pakatan Harapan chairman then?
“Has Lim gotten the consent of the majority of Kelantan before speaking?” asked Rahmad.
In a statement today, Rahmad said Lim’s behaviour should be condemned as it appears as though DAP is trying to show who is the boss in the Opposition to the extent of making such a brazen statement despite Kelantam having no geopolitical interest to the DAP.
“In such a scenario, Kelantan Pakatan Harapan should actually speak up against Lim for having spoken on behalf of them.
“Lim should be told off as his statement could pose a liability to Kelantan Pakatan Harapan as it could cause the anger of the Kelantan Malays which could also be translated into a stronger support for PAS in the 14th General Election,” Rahmad said.
He added that it would not be surprising should PAS lose and the Kelantan Menteri Besar is silently picked on by DAP without any resentment from their party allies who are Muslims.
“This sort of move can be deemed dangerous in the point of view of a diverse society and its racial harmony,” added Rahmad.
What is more important, according to PAP is DAP’s own upcoming Central Executive Committee (CEC) election to be held for the third time and to ensure before hand that all those who are holding the CEC posts are recognised by the Registrar of Societies (RoS) before criticising others. – MO