LIOW: IT’S NO SUR­PRISE

Kit Siang and son rul­ing party with iron fists, says MCA pres­i­dent

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THE de­par­ture of 182 DAP mem­bers in Malacca was not a sur­prise be­cause many are frus­trated with their lead­ers.

MCA pres­i­dent Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said many grass­roots mem­bers could no longer stand Lim Kit Siang and his son, Lim Guan Eng.

Liow said he would not be sur­prised if more DAP mem­bers walked away be­cause the lead­ers failed to lis­ten to them.

He said the party was all about the two — Kit Siang, the DAP ad­viser, and Guan Eng, the sec­re­tary-gen­eral.

“They are rul­ing the party with iron fists and op­press­ing mem­bers.”

He said DAP had no clear po­lit­i­cal di­rec­tion when it de­cided to work with other par­ties.

“They do this for the sake of the lead­ers’ po­lit­i­cal sur­vival,” Liow said in ex­plain­ing the erod­ing faith among party mem­bers.

Liow, who is also trans­port min­is­ter, said this af­ter at­tend­ing the Na­tional Road Safety Coun­cil 58th an­nual gen­eral meet­ing here yes­ter­day.

Over the week­end, for­mer Malacca DAP deputy chair­man Liou Chen Kuang an­nounced the mass res­ig­na­tion.

Liou said the de­ci­sion was made be­cause of the way the party han­dled the res­ig­na­tion of four for­mer Malacca DAP lead­ers last month.

PIC BY SHARUL HAFIZ ZAM

Trans­port Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai (sec­ond from right) at the Na­tional Road Safety Coun­cil 58th an­nual gen­eral meet­ing in Alor Star yes­ter­day.

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