Democratic Action Party is UNDEMOCRATIC!

Its final. The Democratic Action Party (DAP) is least of all, DEMOCRATIC! They deferred their party elections for 12 months, in anticipation of the 13th General Election soon. In 1999, they called UMNO “Undemocratic” for postponing party elections for the same reason. Now they are doing exactly that!


This is an excerpt from The Star ( report on the issue:

DAP wants to contest more seats


KUALA LUMPUR: The DAP wants to contest 54 parliamentary seats and 115 state seats in the next general election.

However, the final number is pending negotiation with Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), said DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng yesterday.

The DAP insisted that it would not work with PAS in the election.

Speaking to reporters after the party’s special congress here yesterday, Lim said with all efforts concentrated on the election, the DAP also decided to postpone its triennial elections, originally scheduled for September, by up to 12 months.

The DAP, Lim said, would consult PKR on the seat allocations as it preferred straight fight with Barisan Nasional.

He also confirmed he would contest in election, adding that the party would focus on Penang, Perak, Selangor, Negri Sembilan and Sabah.


Pot calling the kettle black, is it? It is fair to say that DAP have not been democratic, simply the same leadership is still leading the party now since 1969. In the same period, UMNO, MCA and PAS have had four different Presidents each and the sons of each Presidents were never an immediate successor to longtime leaders.

DAP have had too many good leaders/members fizzled out and faded away, even before they could complete their service to the rakyat. Why DAP stalwarts like Lee Lam Thye, Dr Kua Kia Soong, Kerk Kim Hock, Hu Sepang, Wee Choo Keong, Lee Ban Chien, Ronnie Liu, S K Soong, Teoh Teik Huat, Thing Chiek Ming, Lim Fui Ming, Fan Teng Yew, Sim Kwang Yang and Fung Ket Wing no longer in the mainstream menu of the party?

Why is it back to the Father, the Son and the dolly darling Daughter in law, over and over again? It only shows that DAP have been an avenue for this family to remain in power, indefinitely. Some might even say, it’s a revenue model for the family. Lim Kit Siang, who have been in direct control and power of the DAP since 1969 as the Secretary General, has been the Opposition Leader for almost 40 years (with the exception of 1999-2004, where Hj. Hadi Awang, PAS president assumed the position). For the record, The Opposition Leader is paid a handsome salary and other perks, on top of his Member of Parliament regular allowance and perks.

Published in: on May 7, 2007 at 16:28  Comments (3)  

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  1. True, how true. You can’t help but get sick of the old faces. whether it is DAP, MIC or PAS. Anyway, I think everybody’s attention is on the impending GE which is speculated to be round the corner. Latest rumour is AAB will give public servants a raise. I will not enter into a debate whether they deserve it or not but I sure hope the inflation rate will not go up as a result. The roti canai kosong to cost RM1.20 instead, for example.

  2. the title says it all. i believe “The Son” was the reason that made kerk bow out. i
    thought the latter was doing quite ok actually.

    anyway just hope he’s in good health now.

  3. […] champion of socialism through democracy, now clearly proven themselves ‘undemocratic’, despite their vehement viscious attacks on another political party in 1999, when the latter […]

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