Fa­ther, son con­trol­ling party, says Rah­man

New Straits Times - - News -


Rah­man said mod­er­ate DAP lead­ers might have a chance to shine if Lim would just re­tire.

He claimed that Lim and his son, Pe­nang Chief Min­is­ter Lim Guan Eng, were con­trol­ling DAP, caus­ing deep-seated nepo­tism.

“There is nepo­tism and it flour­ishes in DAP. There is a mo­nop­oly by the Lim fam­ily. It doesn’t take a ge­nius or a rocket sci­en­tist to know that he’s been helm­ing the party.

“Ev­ery­body knows that he’s in charge of the party. He can say he’s no longer the sec­re­tary-gen­eral, but he still has a strong in­flu­ence over the party and no one can crit­i­cise him.

“Have you ever seen any­one crit­i­cis­ing him in the party? No. They are scared of him.”

Rah­man cited re­cent events where sev­eral mem­bers quit the party, cit­ing loss of con­fi­dence in DAP’s top lead­er­ship as ex­am­ple of Lim’s tight rein on the party. Re­port­ing by Arfa Yunus

Datuk Seri Ab­dul Rah­man Dahlan

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Malaysia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.