KUALA LUMPUR: A former DAP member has urged DAP to reveal its source of funding.
According to the New Straits Times, former DAP vice-chairman Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim claimed all attempts to get such information had been futile.
He claimed that when he was a DAP member and part of its top echelon, only those in the inner circle knew where DAP got its money from.
The social activist further alleged the party’s financial report had never detailed its source of funding and if there was any issue raised over the matter, leaders would deny every allegation thrown at them.
“The proof is, for as long as (I) was a DAP member and part of its top echelon, only those in the inner circle would know where the party gets its money from.
“Every time (I) took a look at the party’s treasury and asked from where did it get such funds, the central executive committee (CEC) would never give an answer. But the party could purchase a building to be made its headquarters.
“From where does DAP gets its money?” he asked.
He claimed he wouldn’t be surprised if tycoons such as Robert Kuok had been discreetly channelling funds to DAP and the transaction was only known to a few within the party’s CEC.
With such confidentiality, he claimed DAP leaders could publicly deny each and every fund made which could link the party and the “Sugar King”, or any other millionaire in the country.
He was commenting on claims made by Raja Petra Kamarudin that Kuok harboured an agenda to replace the government with one led by DAP.
Raja Petra had claimed that Kuok aspired to spark a wave of change among the Malays.
The blogger claimed on Malaysia Today that when the New Economic Policy was launched in 1970, Kuok was said to have protested the move before Umno leaders, as reported by Singapore’s The Straits Times on Dec 4 last year.