TTF: Tony Pua is the mother of all hypocrites.
Earlier today, the DAP parliamentarian defended Dato’ Zaid Ibrahim’s right to a speech by announcing that party members were entitled to voice their opinions but must deal with the consequences themselves. According to him, the views of individual party members had noting to do with the party (see news item below).
But on the 6th of June 2017, Pua lashed out at the authorities for not acting against Jamal Md Yunos, who, according to him, had defended a man who uttered a derogatory slur. Pua linked Jamal’s actions to thuggery in UMNO’s politics and a demonstration of how the party cowed voters.
So the bottom line is this – in Pua’s books, if a DAP member utters a derogatory slur, it is deemed his (or her) problem and not the party’s. However, if an UMNO member were to defend a man who utters a derogatory slur, it is the party’s problem and would be construed a form of thuggery by the party itself.
See the hypocrisy?
And the worst part is this – Pua is defending a man who not only uttered a derogatory slur, but insulted the ruler of Selangor, Sultan Sharafudin Idris Shah.
PETALING JAYA: DAP’s Tony Pua said today party members are entitled to air their opinions on any issues, but must take responsibility for their remarks.
“I think our members are allowed to express their opinions, so they have to deal with whatever the outcomes. Nothing to do with us.
“Members are allowed to speak. Especially when he doesn’t have a position in the party. They deal with whatever that comes. Right or wrong,” Pua told a press conference.
He was responding to the recent royal rebuke from the Selangor palace, which had criticised DAP member Datuk Zaid Ibrahim, over his tweet directed to the Selangor Sultan.
Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah had this week told the Kota Baru-born Zaid to return to Kelantan, if he was unhappy with his criticism of former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
Sultan Sharafuddin stressed that his censure of Dr Mahathir, who is currently head of federal Opposition pact Pakatan Harapan, was made in his capacity as the state’s Ruler and was not politically motivated.
Source: The Malay Mail Online