Monday, March 30, 2015

DAP playing a double game, says Yong

DAP is playing a double game as it finds its partnership with PAS a liability to the party’s survival in Sabah and Sarawak, said Datuk Yong Teck Lee.

The Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) president said DAP’s split with PAS at state level was an attempt to ensure its survival in the face of Sarawak chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem’s success in drawing urban Chinese support.

“The DAP lies about hudud (during the 2013 general election) are coming back to haunt them,’’ added Yong, a former chief minister.

“DAP is desperately trying to dig themselves out of their mess in Pakatan. With Opposition leader (Datuk Seri) Anwar Ibrahim in jail, DAP has abandoned Anwar and now openly solicits Umno to form a so-called ‘Save Malaysia’ alliance,” he said.

DAP and PKR made gains in both Sabah and Sarawak in the last general election with DAP promising that PAS’ agenda of implementing hudud in the country would not materialise.

PAS, however, failed to gain traction with the voters in Sabah and Sarawak, losing the few seats it contested.

DAP’s advisor Lim Kit Siang has also been slammed by Sabah Barisan leaders after he threw in the names of several incumbent state cabinet ministers to lead Sabah under a new coalition.

State leaders reacted sharply, saying that DAP was dreaming and some accusing Lim of being on a political “fishing” trip.

Sabah Umno deputy chairman Datuk Salleh Tun Said said DAP was trying very hard to split the Sabah Barisan coalition by talking about a possible new chief minister under his proposed coalition to replace the Barisan.

Umno’s Datuk Hajiji Mohd Noor and Datuk Masidi Manjun, Parti Bersatu Sabah president Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan as well as Salleh were among the names floated by Lim as possible chief ministers in the new coalition.
“Sabah Barisan is solid and the question of unity government does not arise. DAP is just dreaming,” Salleh said.

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