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I am a Malaysian Chinese residing in Petaling Jaya and had voted for
your party's candidates in the 12th GE.
I had attended practically all your party's ceramahs in the PJU and
nearby areas. In the ceramahs, your speakers had continuously stressed
the importance of a multiracial government that takes care of its rakyat
regardless of status, race and religion.
It is therefore a great shock and disappointment to hear that the DAP is
calling its Perak state assemblymen to boycott the swearing-in ceremony
of the new Perak MB tomorrow just because the MB is from PAS. I feel
very much let down by this decision.
Firstly, your party calls for the establishment of a Malaysian .
Isn't PAS part of Malaysian . Or are you telling us now that
just because they are from PAS, they are not? Then in the first place,
you should not have ask the voters, especially your supporters, to vote
for the `Bulan' knowing fully well it is referring to PAS. If
you can ask voters, especially your supporters, to vote for PAS, then
why can't your party now accept a PAS assemblyman to head the state
government. I was led to believe that as long as a person is qualified,
he will be supported. As many speakers said in your ceramahs, `It
doesn't matter whether it is a white cat or a black cat, as long as
it is able to catch rat, it is a good cat.' Doesn't the same
argument holds, whether the MB is from PAS, DAP or PKR, as long as he is
able to look after the welfare of the rakyat, then he is a good MB.
Secondly, if a candidate from PAS cannot be accepted by the DAP, then
why in the first place you decide to set up a coalition government with
them? The argument that you can cooperate with the six PAS assemblymen
and yet can't accept a PAS member as the Perak MB does not hold
water. Are you trying to fool us just like what the BN government had
done over the last 50 years? Don't think that the public is stupid.
How can we, the rakyat, trust you now when even before the state
government is set up, you are already fighting among yourselves in the
so-called `Barisan Rakyat' coalition.
Thirdly, your party's Perak state chairman Mr Ngeh Koo Ham had
repeatedly said that DAP, PKR and PAS will abide by any decision made by
the Sultan on the Perak MB. Now that a decision had been reached, you
are going back on your words. As I recall from one of the speeches by Mr
Gobind Singh Deo in SS2 on March 7 in which he said, "A politician
must be responsible for what he said. After making a statement, he
cannot then said that he is saying things in a sarcastic manner etc so
as to deny his earlier statement." Mr Gobind Singh said this when
commenting on Tun Mahathir's statement that when he said was innocent, he was being sarcastic about it. The same
standard should then be applied to all DAP party leaders and speakers.
You must be responsible and accountable for what you say. When you said
that you will accept the decision made by the Sultan, then you must
stand by what you had said. Going back on your words now can only show
that the BN is right and that your party leaders, especially , is only going after personal glory/power without any regard to
the well-being of the rakyat and the party. DAP would then be just a
party that is "cakap tak serupa bikin".
Fourthly, your party has not come out with any reason for the rejection
of the PAS assemblyman as the Perak MB. I, as a voter that voted for
your party, demand to know the reason behind this decision. Your party
had always stressed the importance of accountability and transparency in
your election manifesto. Now, please `walk the talk' by also
being transparent and explain your decision to the public. Anything less
would make you no better than the BN government which 50% of the
peninsula rakyat had just rejected. Anything less would also guarantee
that the rakyat would make their voices heard again in the next general
election, voting against the DAP.
There are many more reasons for my feeling of utter disgust and
consternation for this decision made by your party's CEC. However, I
will keep them to myself at this moment.
On the morning of March 9, 2008, I truly believe that a new era has
dawned on as we are finally able to transcend race and religion
in our efforts to make the truly great country that she should
be. A truly Malaysian . Sadly, just three days later, that new
era does not even have a chance to begin as the group of leaders that
are supposed to lead us there are now fighting among themselves for
whatever reasons best known to them.
How can we move forward as a nation when we have leaders that are so
selfish, egocentric and who don't practice what they preached? Is
our country forever going to be mired in mediocrity amidst a culture of
intolerance, suspicion, fear, corruption and cronyism?
I sincerely thought that DAP is part of the future and a cure of our
country's ills. However, this decision by your CEC had shown that
DAP is a party of the past. It is already blinded by its election
success and is no longer in touch with the aspirations of the rakyat to
build a nation based on trust, integrity, tolerance, responsibility and
accountability, regardless of status, race and religion. You had
forgotten that the rakyat is the boss that voted for you and put you
there to serve us. You had betrayed your voters and had rejected the
rakyat's wish to move forward to form a Malaysian .
I rest my case.
By Teh Seng Hin
Daripada Abu Umarah iaitu al-Bara' bin 'Azib radhiallahu anhuma, katanya: "Kita semua diperintah oleh Rasulullah s.a.w. untuk melakukan tujuh perkara, iaitu meninjau orang sakit, mengikuti janazah, menentasymitkan orang yang bersin, menolong orang yang lemah, membantu orang yang teraniaya, meratakan salam dan melaksanakan sumpah."