TTF: Yes, the DAP will do whatever it takes to win Malay votes (see news item below).
The fact that this is true was made manifest a couple of days ago when P Ramasamy confessed to a ceramah that Mahathir was the party’s ‘kuda tungangan’ (see video below).
According to the Penang Deputy Chief Minister (DCM), the DAP agreed to work with Dr Mahathir Mohamad despite the party’s immense hatred for him – which, the DCM readily admitted – simply to fish for Malay votes. So that should put any doubt among Mahathir supporters at rest.
That is to say, if you’re thinking that the former premier will be given a free hand to run the country the way he deems fit, you’re dead wrong. The only reason Lim Kit Siang agreed to work with Mahathir after having spent half a lifetime demonising him is to con Malays into thinking that the DAP has changed, that the party no longer is pro-evangelist or anti-Islam.
That explains why the senior Lim agreed to diffuse the rocket and use the PKR logo instead. The message he’s sending the electorate is that the DAP is willing to serve under the heels of the Malays, an impression he hopes to further project on voters by agreeing that Mahathir be made the next Prime Minister of Malaysia.
KOTA BARU: DAP will do whatever it takes, including working with its hitherto biggest enemy, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, to win Malay votes.
Pas deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man said DAP won votes only from Chinese voters and would never progress without Malay votes.
“In that sort of situation, DAP will do anything, and Dr Maha-thir is one of the strategies the party is using (to win Malay votes).
“Even though there was some objection to using the PKR logo for the election, in the end DAP had to do it because this was another strategy to win Malay votes after Pas left the opposition pact.
“We know DAP’s attitude towards Islam. When we made regulations to stop business operations for a while during Maghrib (prayers) in Kelantan, DAP opposed it even though it had nothing to do with its party and the people of Kelantan had no problems with it,” he said at the state Pas headquarters.
Asked about Nik Omar Nik Aziz, the late Pas spiritual adviser Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat’s son who is contesting as a PKR candidate in Chempaka, he declined to comment.
Source: NST Online