By THE BORNEOTODAY TEAM
KOTA KINABALU: Despite having ‘ditched’ radical Islamic party PAS, the fact that DAP is still in cahoots with breakaway parties such as Parti Amanah Negara Parti Pribumi Bersatu in the name of “Saving Malaysia”, is yet another opposition ploy to mislead the Chinese community.
MCA Sabah deputy chairman Datuk Francis Goh said this is in view of the fact that like PAS, both Bersatu and Amanah are committed to supporting Islamic law, so by default, the DAP too are backing such a move.
Goh who is also MCA Penampang chief continued that by resorting to work with Bersatu is led by its two nemesis – former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammed, and former deputy prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who is a well-known with his infamous “Malay First” ideology, DAP has again exposed its sheer hypocrisy.
“Furthermore, both Bersatu and Amanah have clearly stated that they are in favour of Islamic law. It shows that the DAP has clearly deviated from its original stand and struggle, as vouched by its four former elected representatives from Melaka who resigned from the party recently.”
Goh said both DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang and party secretary-general Lim Guan Eng who is his son, have had to apologise to the Chinese community over the recent humiliating episode the party faced.
He urged DAP Sabah MPs Stephen Wong and Jimmy Wong to stop twisting the facts to smear the MCA with the chief aim of diverting the public attention from the criticisms levelled by its former elected representatives.
Stephen should perhaps muster the courage to come forward and apologise to the people of Sabah since two of the DAP Sabah’s elected representatives too had left to join other political parties, despite having pledged in front of the media during the last general election, that they will not jump to other party after winning, he pointed out.
He opined that Stephen’s attack on the MCA was an attempt to divert the public attention from the elected representatives from Melaka ditching the party.
On Stephen’s remark that MCA is lame, constantly ‘kow-towing’ to UMNO, Goh rebutted that DAP should be held responsible for such a scenario as, it had misled the people to vote for the opposition in the last general election, thus significantly undermined MCA’s position and influence in Barisan Nasional (BN).
MCA’s seats were significantly reduced to seven parliamentary seats and 11 state seats.
“Ironically, DAP despite having won 37 parliamentary seats, surpassing the combined 13 parliamentary seats won by MCA, Gerakan and MIC it failed to stop its former ally PAS from proceeding with its Hudud bill. What a shame!” he said.
He also observed that feedback gathered from the ground indicated that the opposition in Sabah is in a disarray, arm-twisting and back-stabbing each other over control of seats.
“I just wonder how they are going to convince the people to support them in the coming general election,” he quipped.