Gerakan on Umno jumpers: Why the deafening silence from Penang DAP?

GEORGE TOWN: State DAP leaders’ silence seem to indicate that they are agreeable with former Umno members joining the Pakatan Harapan coalition, claims Gerakan.

Its deputy president Oh Tong Keong said that it looked like Penang did not need its anti-hopping law as DAP leaders like Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow and former chief minister Lim Guan Eng are in consensus about party hopping to preserve their own political interest.

“Penang was the second state to pass an anti-hopping law back in 2012.

“Whatever happened to DAP leaders who in the past would deride Gerakan and MCA for not speaking up against Umno while being in the government?” he said.

Oh said that DAP, despite having 42 seats now, dared not voice out against the 16 MPs of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia.

He said presently, all DAP leaders either remained silent or mimicked DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang who had expressed support for the Prime Minister’s statement on the acceptance of former Umno leaders into Bersatu.

He also questioned if the state would use its anti-hopping law against Tasek Gelugor MP Datuk Shabudin Yahya who has since quit Umno.

“Will the state use the law against him if he joins Bersatu or the legislation is just a sideshow for political expediency?” Oh said in a statement on Monday (Dec 17).


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