KUALA LUMPUR, March 26 – “They are a political circus,” said Tunku Abdul Aziz Ibrahim(Pic) of the DAP when asked what he thought of the party’s announced intention to field advisor Lim Kit Siang in the Gelang Patah parliamentary seat in the next general election.
“You go to one place and you pitch your tent and, when the circus is over, you take down your tent and move to another circus. This is what they have been doing,” said the former vice-chairman of the DAP.
The DAP had announced recently that the 73-year-old veteran politician and Ipoh Timur MP would be fielded in the hot seat, also eyed by Johor DAP chairman Dr Boo Cheng Hau and Johor PKR chairman Datuk Chua Jui Meng. The DAP stalwart had, before this, contested in several parliamentary seats since the 1969 General Election, among them Bandar Melaka, Petaling, Kota Melaka, Tanjong and Bukit Bendera.
Speaking to Bernama, Tunku Abdul Aziz, the former president of Transparency International-Malaysia, said the DAP’s practice had negative implications for the voters and the nation.
“You elect them and they do not do anything at all for the constituency and then they move … this is not good.
“If you watch Lim Kit Siang’s progress … political progress … it has been the same story, election after election and after election,” he said.
Tunku Abdul Aziz cautioned voters to vote with their heads and not their hearts when exercising their right. Shaking his head, he said the party should have advised its elected members of parliament to serve the people who had voted for them through thick and thin.