GEORGE TOWN: The opinion of Sangeet Kaur Deo about Tun Dr Mahathir’s prime ministerial candidacy is perceived as being insignificant.
This came about as DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng has dismissed the opinion of Sangeet, the daughter of the late DAP great Karpal Singh, who had objected to Tun Dr Mahathir’s candidacy, warning that it would mean the return of the era of Mahathirism as being a minority voice.
Lim, who is also Penang Chief Minister believed that Sangeet’s opinion would not affect Pakatan Harapan as the majority in the pact was in support of the decision.
He said all DAP members were entitled to their own different opinion but would still come to an agreement in the end.
“The objection by only one of two members won’t really give any effect
“Loyal DAP members will support but there are a few who pretend to be in the party but do not support the party,” said Lim today.
Yesterday Sangeet had questioned Pakatan Harapan’s move in announcing Dr Mahathir as Prime Minister should PH take over Putrajaya in the next general election.
The lawyer said the move by PH showed that the pact had run out of other suitable candidates to become Prime Minister and was bankrupt of strategies for the long run.
On the objection by Parti Amanah Nasional (PAN) which was said to be dissatisfied with the division of seats which saw the PH convention being boycotted by Johor PAN, Lim said the decision was final on the division of seats.
“Where did this objection come from? Which source? Don’t exaggerate.
“Actually we knew that PPBM, PKR and others wanted more seats but we managed to overcome the differences,” said Lim