Father, son controlling party, says Rahman
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