KUALA LUMPUR: DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang has been asked to look in the mirror and reflect before dragging the public into the party’s internal problems.
“Who does he think he is?” asked Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim, with regards to Lim’s offer to retire in a bid to ‘save DAP’.
Speaking to Utusan Malaysia, the former DAP national vice- chairman said the offer is not shocking as it is expected.
Tunku Abdul Aziz slammed DAP as a party that indulged in political sympathy apart from blaming others, particularly Barisan Nasional (BN) and UMNO, for their own mistakes.
“The issue of DAP possibly being deregistered that they are playing up involves DAP alone and not the entire country. All he (Lim) needs to do is to call his party members to get their views and not by dragging the public into it,” Tunku Abdul Aziz said, referring to Lim’s planned national roadshow to obtain feedback from the public on whether or not he should retire.
Tunku Abdul Aziz said that it has been DAP’s favourite tactic for years to use the sympathy sentiment and to blame others, at the same time claiming they are victims of government politics.
“This new drama is not unusual, it is just another ploy,” he said, adding that the roadshow is ridiculous and only served to prove Lim is a dictator.
Lim believes he can lead the country, Tunku Abdul Aziz said, however the truth is that DAP is riddled with internal problems.
“Lim and his son Lim Guan Eng must solve their ‘household’ issues first, particularly the fact that the position of DAP secretary-general held by his son is still not recognised by the Registrar of Societies (RoS),” he added.
No one is talking about deregistering DAP except for Lim and his supporters, Tunku Abdul Aziz said, adding that they are merely sounding their own alarm bell as they know legal action against them is imminent.
Tunku Abdul Aziz also likened Lim’s offer to retire to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s statement back then, in which the former Premier had said he can’t retire as the rakyat still wanted him to lead the nation. – MO