Former Premier Mahathir Mohamad has been cited as a potential reason on why some DAP members have opted to leave the party.
Speaking to the New Straits Times, former DAP national vice-chairman Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim shared his observation that members of the party were disenchanted with the top leadership’s closeness with Mahathir.
“The party used to consider Mahathir an enemy. What they see now is a total and complete departure from DAP’s principles, where the party is now plunging head first into murky waters,” he was quoted as saying.
He added that Mahathir was one of the reasons people were leaving DAP, adding that the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Pribumi) chairman was the perpetrator of many things that were plaguing the country.
Tunku Abdul Aziz who left DAP in 2012 also said that possibly more would leave the party in the future.
The social activist said this when asked to comment on four DAP representatives in Malacca who recently announced their resignation from the party.
“These former members have seen DAP’s true nature,” he said.
“It is a party of convenience,” Tunku Abdul Aziz added.
Over the weekend, Kota Melaka MP Sim Tong Him, Bachang assemblyman Lim Jak Wong, Kesidang assemblyman Chin Choon Seong and Duyong assemblyman Goh Leong San resigned from DAP.