The Lim dynasty, a class dictatorship within the DAP

“The Lim dynasty has been in power since 1969, almost as long as the reign of the Singh dynasty within the party in ranks adjunct to the party’s central dictatorship. And the DAP is said to have achieved this by manipulating its electoral rolls and results to keep better deserving candidates at bay”

THE THIRD FORCE

The man who introduced a form of class dictatorship to the DAP, Lim Kit Siang, is up in arms.

Yesterday, the party’s de facto chief issued a rebuttal of sorts, claiming he was wrongly accused by ‘Najib propagandists’ of being a dictator to his own party. According to him, he resigned as party secretary-general in 1999 and chairman in 2004, implying that the ruling coalition got it wrong when branding him a dictator.

But I highly doubt that.

For a start, did it not occur to the senior Lim that the DAP professes nepotism and adopts principles of Stalinist doctrines (READ HERE)? How can that not be true, when in 1999, the party ‘elected’ him its chairman while his son, Lim Guan Eng, miraculously took over the reins of the party’s dictatorship without question by its Central Executive Committee (CEC)?

The meteoric rise of the junior Lim to the highest rung brought into effect a class dictatorship, a form of control that was absolute and flowed through the accession of bloodlines. This stands in stark contrast to the policies adopted by Barisan Nasional component parties, which lack a single instance of a father-and-son joint-leadership within central command since the days of Adam.

The fact is, the Lim dynasty has been in power since 1969, almost as long as the ‘reign’ of the Singh dynasty within the party in ranks adjunct to the party’s central dictatorship. And the DAP is said to have achieved this by manipulating its electoral rolls and results to keep better deserving candidates at bay. Now tell me, is that not a class dictatorship in every sense of the word, or am I the only one who seems to see it that way?

Perhaps it’s best the senior Lim took a lesson or two from Dato’ Seri Salleh Said Keruak, who, in a blog posting yesterday (READ HERE), explained that even Russia had two dictators – Stalin and Lenin – who exerted influence over the Russian Empire at the same time.

“During the French Revolution, both Robespierre and Napoleon emerged as dictators of France.

“And China saw more than two dictators at the same time while, in Cuba, Che Guevara abandoned the revolution because he did not want to be a joint-dictator with Castro,” added the minister.

Salleh was alluding to a complaint by Kit Siang (READ HERE) that ‘Najib propagandists’ had labelled the DAP a party with two dictators. In the same posting, the senior Lim added that the ‘propagandists’ had undertaken in a disinformation campaign to ‘demonize’ him (Kit Siang) by branding him “a devil, a puaka, even jembalang, anti-Malay (and) anti-Islam.”

But not according to Salleh, who pointed out that the situation was really the reverse.

“Is it not Pakatan Harapan that is planning an anti-Najib roadshow this month to not only demonise Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak but his wife, Rosmah Mansor, as well?

“So who is spreading fake news and false information and misleading Malaysians on what is really happening?” the minister asked.

So tell us, Kit Siang, who’s the propagandist here?

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