With thanks to FMT
DAP’s new credo – “Do as I say, not as I do”
January 21, 2014
FMT LETTER, From Shaun Yap, via e-mail
Kluang MP Liew Chin Tong was picked by the newly-elected Johor DAP state committee to replace Dr Boo Cheng Hau as state party chairman.
Boo who was clearly emotional with the outcome said he believes Liew needs a free hand as the new leader in Johor.
Liew’s victory over Boo is seen by many political observers as a “victory” for DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng and party adviser Lim Kit Siang, as the two do not have a good relationship with the former Johor DAP chairman.
Meanwhile chairman of Kedah DAP Lee Guan Aik, who was at the mercy of Lim Guan Eng and his father not too long ago had this to say, “Of course Boo is devastated. However my case was worse than his – he was chopped once but I was chopped twice! Initially I was not even given the opportunity to be a candidate. Later I was unlawfully removed as state chairman. It is clear Boo’s case was preplanned by the top leaders of DAP at the last hour.”
Lee Guan Aik went on to say, “These days, leaders at the top couldn’t care less how loyal members are or how much they had sacrificed for the party. They just want their cronies in so their positions are not threatened. They cannot accept criticism so they pre-plan to kill those they feel do not dance to their tune. Boo lost because of indirect interference from the party’s top leadership in the state. This is not surprising because the same thing already happened in Kedah.”
The Kedah DAP chairman concluded by saying, “Unless the DAP state election or national CEC election method is not reformed, it will remain a weakness because the candidate with the highest vote is not guaranteed to be the chief. DAP needs to reform the way in which it elects its leaders.”
In the Johor election, Liew only managed to come in 14th after obtaining 185 votes, while Boo who garnered 219 votes was in 10th place.
What hits a nerve, is that DAP has been screaming about the unfair treatment it receives at the hands of the Registrar of Societies and about Malaysia’s undemocratic election system. Since Barisan Nasional received less votes than Pakatan Rakyat in May 2013 then ‘legally’ Pakatan and not Barisan should form the government, says DAP.
So, if majority votes should prevail then who should be the chairman of Johor DAP if not the one who won more votes? Why then is Liew and not Boo the chairman?
We all know the answer to that question. Because Liew and not Boo is Lim Kit Siang’s man.
Is this not what is called cronyism, the exact thing that DAP slams Umno for?