Guan Eng defends DAP’s multicultural stand
DAP has maintained it is a multiracial party, despite criticisms it received when no Malay member was voted into the central executive committee (CEC) at its national congress on Sunday.
Secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said the party has always practised the “Middle Malaysia” principle and rejected the politics of lies and hate.
“These are the parties that criticise the DAP just because two Malay members were appointed to the CEC, “ Lim said during a press conference today.
Although no bumiputra member was voted into the 20-member CEC, two Malays – Senator Dr Ariffin SM Omar and Lim’s political secretary Zairil Khir Johari – along with Sabah DAP secretary Dr Edwin Bosi and Sarawak member Dr John Brian Anthony, both bumiputras, were later appointed to the CEC.
Since the results were unveiled, the DAP has attracted a string of criticisms from its political rivals.
Gerakan president Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon and former prime minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi also lent their voices to the chorus, saying the non-election of Malays into the CEC was against the Malaysian spirit.
Defending the party, Lim said the decision of the delegates should be respected and that a party which practises democracy cannot control who the delegates should vote for. He stressed that the DAP is a multiracial party, and pointed out that party members come from various ethnic groups, including those from Sabah and Sarawak. “We have Malays, Chinese, Indians, Kadazans and even Ibans in the party, and Kadazans and Ibans in the CEC.
“Do BN component parties have such a mixed group in their CECs?” he asked adding that Umno and MCA had no right to talk about multiculturalism as their struggle was only for one particular community. Source hereI RT this earlier
Kelakar siout Seademon...
Pretty cool dude...
So what u all think of the appointment of 2 Malays to the CEC?
Here's the funny thing...in cyberspace DAP attacks the attributes of the Constitutional Malays.
Zairil is one.
The one the happily claim as Malay..
Siap ada selit nama baik sebelum bin.
Calling Khir Johari his father.
True.....but what about his biological father.
Cut all ties boy?
Or are you still in touch?
I've been wondering for a while..who is this man?
Perhaps Zairil can share with us.
Was he any different from kids who got converted after one parent converts?
Here on the problem begins...