In BN, the democratically instituted Supreme Council is answerable to a collective, whereas in Pakatan Harapan, the coalition’s presidential council is led by a class of dictators who are answerable only to themselves
THE THIRD FORCE
Lim Kit Siang defended the DAP today, insisting that the scarcity of its leaders in the Pakatan Harapan presidential council wasn’t tantamount to the party being side-lined.
In an apparent rebuke to a blog posting by Salleh Keruak (READ HERE), the senior Lim refuted claims that the ‘absence’ of DAP leaders from the bloc’s higher-most rungs was “to mask the fact that it was the dominant force in Pakatan Harapan by giving the pact a Malay facade.”
“DAP is neither side-lined nor do we dominate Pakatan Harapan, which is coalition of political equals based on the operational principle of consensus, unlike Barisan Nasional which is founded on Umno hegemony,” the senior Lim said in a statement.
That is a lie.
The fact is, the DAP is currently led by father-son tag team Lim Kit Siang and Lim Guan Eng, who manipulated the party’s 2012 and 2013 Central Executive Committee (CEC) election and re-election just to extend their respective tenures, which, under normal circumstances, would have expired.
Then, there is the meeting that took place on the 26th of June 2016.
On that day, the senior Lim, who undertook a quid pro quo arrangement of sorts with former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad, acquiesced to the latter’s son being inaugurated Malaysia’s eighth Prime Minister following a transition period that would see Mahathir in the interim.
The arrangement would also see Kit Siang occupying one of two positions – Minister of Finance, or Deputy Prime Minister – under the administration of Dato’ Seri Mukhriz Mahathir, who both Kit Siang and Mahathir agreed would assume the office of Prime Minister by December 2017.
With so much wheeling and dealing, it is a wonder if the opposition coalition, given a chance to rule Malaysia, would be able to run the country in a fair and democratic manner.
The fact that Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail was appointed Pakatan Harapan’s president is itself testimony that the coalition has no regard for democracy.
Like Kit Siang and Guan Eng, Wan Azizah’s husband instructed his men to rig PKR’s election in 2014 just to keep the flow of power from escaping his bloodline.
Which is why, Kit Siang was dead on target when he said Pakatan Harapan was nowhere near BN.
In BN, the democratically instituted Supreme Council is answerable to a collective, whereas in Pakatan Harapan, the coalition’s presidential council is led by a class of dictators who are answerable only to themselves.