KUALA LUMPUR: “If standing up for your party and defending your party against lies, slander and attacks makes one a stooge, then every politician in the world will be a stooge of his or her own party,” Dr Salleh Said Keruak, the Communications and Multimedia minister said in his latest blog Monday.
Responding to Lim Kit Siang, who had branded him and fellow Sabah UMNO leader, Abdul Rahman Dahlan, (minister in the Prime Minister’s Department) as “UMNO’s two stooges”, Salleh wrote of late, the DAP veteran seemed to delight in name-calling.
“He is showing his true colours by mocking and calling us ‘two UMNO stooges’, then again, he uses all sorts of derogatory names on people who were not on the same page as him,” said Salleh.
“Just two years ago, he visited the MACC (Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission) office and sang their praises and today, he has upset them with his ‘three monkeys’ analogy and asked Dzulkifi Ahmad, its commissioner, and the senior officers of the MACC to take a course in the English language.”
Salleh also asked if DAP had not sacked any member who failed to toe the party line.
“When people support their party, you call them stooges and when they do not toe the party line, you call them traitors and sack them.
“Kit Siang needs to make up his mind as to how he expects party leaders to show loyalty.
“Would not all those DAP leaders who disagree working with Dr Mahathir Mohamad (former prime minister) but keep quiet and do not dare oppose the move, also be considered stooges?,” he queried.