Monday, February 9, 2009

From YAB Lim Guan Eng for Malaysia | Malaysiakini

DAP’s commitment towards a multi-racial, multi-religious and multi-cultural Malaysia is not only an article of faith but a deep conviction in Bangsa Malaysia. DAP is inclusive of all races and religions. We represent the interests and fight for the rights every Malaysian.

In the effort of being representative of all Malaysians, including both Malays and non-Malays, the party is willing to undertake a transformational process that may be painful but necessary. We have no alternative but to grow without compromising our basic principles.

DAP reaffirms support for Pakatan Rakyat(PR) to establish an alternative government that is democratic, people-centric and with an ethical leadership based on the 5 principles of freedom, justice, truth, social welfare and universal moral values. In this regard the DAP supports PKR de facto leader DSAI Anwar Ibrahim as the Parliamentary Opposition Leader and will remain so as no single leader has ever questioned this during internal meetings whether at the highest levels or otherwise.

The Pakatan Rakyat leadership has clearly endorsed a position that no individual party policy can be PR policy unless it is fully approved unanimously by all three parties. DAP’s position on hudud and Islamic state is crystal clear and regardless of whatever support for both hudud and the establishment of an Islamic State, whether from PAS or PKR, this will not be PR policy as long as DAP does not agree to it.

Similarly DAP’s leadership has been consistently urging the government to enact an anti-hopping law even before the Perak crisis, and we have expressed support of our 28 MPs. As BN does not have a 2/3 parliamentary majority, the support of DAP’s 28 MPs will be required to effect any constitutional amendment for such an anti-hopping laws.

As a democratic party, DAP policies can be changed in accordance with the wishes of its members. However until today there has been no requests to question or disturb the basic framework of co-operation between the 3 parties of DAP, PAS and PKR that makes up PR.

As the party secretary-general, I am duty-bound to execute these policies. However should any member wishes to change them, there are required to use proper party channels to do so and not use the BN-controlled media. I appeal to Sdr Karpal Singh as Chair of the DAP to use internal party channels should he wish to change these policies or even criticise my leadership.

YAB Lim Guan Eng

Setiausaha Agung DAP

Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I fully support what Bro Lim Guan Eng has said. All family matters must be, as far as possible, be solved within the family. Further more this is not the right time to bring up such issues in the media. Now look what this sort of issues has done to the party image?

Though I do agree with Bro Karpal Singh that what the Learned Perak Sultan has done was not in the best interest of the people of Perak and I am sure the Sultan of Perak knows that. Probable he has done that under due the presure of the DPM and PM. We really do not know what actually has happened inside the palace.

Furthermore, the spead in which the new MB was installed and with the Exco today, even the Pakatan Rakyaat did not get this treatment, when they won the General Election in March 2008. All these goes to say that even the Sultan of Perak favours the the Corrupted Barisan Nasional. God will only know the reason.

Like the saying goes, beggers cannot be choosers, leaves us with no other alternative but to fight this war by really winning the hearts of the people. This is the only way, we can show the BN and the Sultan of Perak who the people actually want, as the MB of Perak.

God is Great, if he closes one door, he will open another. Pakatan Rakyaat of Perak, has now been given a golden oportunity, in the form of a death of a MP in Perak. Stand in the By-election, win it with a huge majority and show BM/UMNO that you are still relevant.

This time God has given you another seat in the form of a By-election in Kedah too. Go ahead and win these seats and give BN/UMNO a big blow.