DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng has dismissed claims by a former party member that two more legislators would be following in the footsteps of the "Gang of Four" in Malacca, who recently quit the party.
In doing so, the Penang chief minister described former DAP vice-chairman Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim, as a “BN spokesperson”.
Tunku Aziz had claimed that the departure of the four is the "beginning of the end of DAP".
The four are Kota Melaka MP Sim Tong Him, and three assemblypersons Goh Leong San (Duyong), Lim Jak Wong (Bachang) and Chin Choong Seong (Kesidang).They claimed DAP had strayed from its principles and core objectives, by forging ties with former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad in the “Save Malaysia” campaign, among others.
“Let’s see whether BN can orchestrate the end of DAP,” the Penang Chief Minister told Malaysiakini.
Lim denied that the party was aware of the possible resignation of the two reps, purportedly one from Selangor, and another from Johor.
“If it does not happen, BN has lots of explaining to do,” he said.
Ignore petty and dirty tricks
Lim said DAP would focus on its campaign to “Save Malaysia”, and will work with anyone, including Mahathir.
He said the campaign was to save the country from corruption which has caused hardship to ordinary Malaysians.
“We will not bother with those who plot to undermine this urgent national mission with petty and dirty tactics.
“This is a movement of the people, let the people decide; I am sure DAP members will stick with the party,” he added.
Lim and his father Kit Siang met with 200 party members and leaders in Malacca last night.
A special committee has also been set up to assist Malacca DAP leaders in weathering the current predicament.- Mkini