Lim Guan Eng obtains 272 votes less today than he did when DAP originally held its central executive committee (CEC) election in December 2012. According to the latest announcement on the vote tally, the Dear Leader logged 1,304 votes compared with the 1,576 votes he had gotten the last time during the invalid party electon.
Dr Hiew King Cheu, the state assemblyman for Luyang, Sabah, is among former DAP stalwarts absent from the party meeting earlier today to elect its CEC.
Telling Bernama that “the party was no longer the right platform to serve the people”, Dr Hiew quit DAP a couple of days ago.
The DAP old warhorses are leaving the party whereas those being promoted at lightning speed are Lim Guan Eng’s handpicked men (and women like Hannah Yeoh).
We’re now looking at the face of DAP 3.0 and it’s the face of the evangelista. A good example is Ong Kian Ming who had only joined the party in late August 2012 but allowed to stand a Parliament seat barely a few months later on 5 May 2013.
DAP Serbang MP Ong Kian Ming
Another DAP man to have quit the party yesterday is Penang Malay Congress president Rahmad Isahak (picture below) who cut his membership card in two after alleging that the DAP was “an anti-Malay and a Chinese chauvinist party”.
“… he blasted the DAP as a hypocrite party hiding behind the ‘multi-racial and Malaysian Malaysia’ veil to hoodwink the people. The rhetoric slogans are mere wayang kulit politics to cheat the lay public, especially the Malays.”
Accusing the DAP of practising nepotism, Rahmat told the packed press conference that even Lim Guan Eng’s sister was now “an important feature in Penang DAP administration” [Lim Hui Ying is Penang DAP assistant treasurer].
Rahmat added that even someone suddenly coming out “from nowhere” was given a parliamentary seat in Penang. He is referring to the late P. Patto’s daughter Kasthuriraani, age 34, who was given the opportunity to stand in Batu Kawan.
The J-Star did an election write-up on Kasthuriraani who was Lim Kit Siang's political secretary.
Nepotism is as rife in DAP as it is in the PKR.
The Lim Dynasty promoting their family members and the family members of their cronies is nothing new.
In June 1998, three senior DAP leaders, including vice chairman Liew Ah Kim, were suspended after they levelled the charge of nepotism against Kit Siang.
Besides Kit Siang’s pol-sec Kasthuriraani being given a Chinese-majority seat to contest in the recent general election, other PERSONAL ASSISTANTS to the DAP evangelista coterie were given safe seats.
Hannah Yeoh’s personal assistant Rajiv Rishyakaran was given the Bukit Gasing state seat in Petaling Jaya Selatan while Tony Pua’s personal assistant Yeo Bee Yin was given the Damansara Utama state seat in Petaling Jaya Utama.
Yeo had only been a member of the DAP for 8 months before she was nominated by Lim Guan Eng (who heads the candidate selection committee) to stand in GE13
Citing the recurrent complaint that Indians are being marginalised in the Chinese-dominated party, former Seremban MP John Fernandez had walked out on the DAP some months ago. He is someone who had been with the party for many decades and in 1974 won a state assembly seat (Rasah which was at that time a DUN constituency) on a DAP ticket.
Another former Yang Berhormat to have left the party is Dr Kua Kia Soong who wrote a book about his experience titled Inside the DAP: 1990-1995. In his book, Kua had noted that although the DAP professes to be democratic yet its hierarchical structure is highly authoritarian with power firmly in the iron grip of Lim Kit Siang’s hand.
This is again proven through the result of the CEC re-election which has just been announced an hour ago. Finishing 18th, 19th and 20th are DAP Johor chairman Dr Boo Cheng Hau and Perak warlord cousins Nga Kor Ming and Ngeh Koo Ham respectively. The trio fared poorer in this round than they did in the orginal election last December.
James Ngeh Koo Ham and David Nga Kor Ming
News had already circulated that the ‘menu’ distributed by the Lim Dynasty did not contain their 3 names. Dr Boo, Nga and Ngeh are not favoured by the Father and Son.
Former Bukit Bintang MP Wee Choo Keong is among the most famously to have been victimized by DAP Dear Leaders. Wee recounted:
“The slightest hint of not showing ‘enough affection’ to one or two supreme leaders can and will cost you your political career in the party. I was such a victim of this whimsical aberrance when I was sacked in 1998, a ludicrous ‘first’ in the world.”
Kerk Kim Hock resigned his party post after he was sabotaged in GE11 by Guan Eng’s camp.
“Former DAP secretary-general Kerk Kim Hock has accused supporters of Lim Guan Eng, the son of party chief Lim Kit Siang, of campaigning against him in the general election.”( source )
The non-Chinese have resigned from the DAP even more notably, namely its vice chairman Tunku Aziz Tunku Ibrahim, Amani Williams-Hunt Abdullah, (Bah Tony), ex-Buntong assemblyman A. Sivasubramaniam, Taman Bukit Emas DAP branch chairman S Vijayan, Nilai Perdana DAP branch vice chairman S Rajasheger (Nilai) and other Indians.
See also, ‘Begitu hina kaum India di kacamata DAP’.
As fully anticipated, Zairil Khir Johari bettered his performance in the DAP reelection which has just concluded today — see TMI report. So what category does that make him?