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flu­ence is no small mat­ter. With­out them, it can be cer­tain that chances of Malacca DAP los­ing votes are high.”

It said fol­low­ing the mass res­ig­na­tion of the 182, some DAP mem­bers con­tinue to ex­press on Face­book that they had lost faith in the party and wished to quit.

“This shows that the wave of mass res­ig­na­tion is brew­ing,” the com­men­tary added.

“As DAP sec­re­tary-gen­eral, Lim Guan Eng does not have the qual­ity of a leader. He even joked that based on news­pa­per pic­tures, only 20 peo­ple were in­volved.”

He ac­cused Barisan Na­sional’s me­dia unit of mak­ing up the num­ber of DAP mem­bers who re­signed.

“This has an­gered party mem­bers and vot­ers.”

The com­men­tary said the ar­ro­gant and dis­mis­sive at­ti­tude of top DAP lead­ers could be seen by look­ing at the sus­pen­sion of mem­ber­ship of DAP vet­eran Sim Tong Him and party leader Goh Leong San, and the res­ig­na­tion of 182 mem­bers.

“It shows that the spirit of democ­racy is fad­ing in the party as it veers to­wards au­toc­racy.”

“Ob­vi­ously, they don’t un­der­stand the real mean­ing of democ­racy.

“They have ex­posed that their only con­cern is they are the ‘masters’ while oth­ers are only the ‘peo­ple’,” it said.

The com­men­tary added that vot­ers might cast spoil votes as a way for them to teach op­po­si­tion par­ties “a les­son”, cit­ing the pub­lic’s loss of con­fi­dence in the op­po­si­tion, es­pe­cially DAP.

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