KUALA LUMPUR: The DAP has lost its moral compass over its differing views on the going-ons involving the Selangor state exco issue.
Blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin, in a posting on the Malaysia Today website, questioned on their different views involving the fate of three Pas excos in the Selangor state government now, compared to a similar situation in 2014.
“In 2014, DAP said the Selangor Menteri Besar has no authority and power to sack the PKR and DAP Selangor Exco Members. “Today, DAP is saying the Selangor Menteri Besar must sack the PAS Selangor Exco Members,” he said.
He adds that despite the differing stand of the DAP on the matter, opposition party members and supporters are still oblivious.
“Compare what DAP said back in August 2014 and what they are saying now. DAP is oozing with hypocrisy and every single word that comes out of their mouths is a downright lie”.
On Aug 12, 2014, DAP and PKR refused to accept the sacking of their five executive councillors in the Selangor state government.
DAP secretary general Lim Guan Eng was reportedly said that the two parties felt the move by then Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim was unethical and “does not respect the spirit and principle of democracy, and ignores the mandate given by the rakyat.”
The comments was made after Khalid’s office sent termination letters to exco members Dr Daroyah Alwi and Elizabeth Wong from PKR and Datuk Teng Chang Khim, V. Ganabatirau and Ean Yong Hian Wah from the DAP.
The following day, the five in a joint press conference said their sacking was against the State Constitution, hence they were still Exco members.
In a joint press conference led by Teng, the five said their sacking was against the State Constitution, hence they were still Exco members.
“By right, he (Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim) should seek an audience with the Sultan before issuing the letters,” Teng reportedly said.
Doubts arose on the status of the three Pas state excos in the Selangor state government - Datuk Iskandar Samad, Datuk Dr Ahmad Yunus Hairi and Zaidy Abdul Talib and state PAS commissioner Sallehen Mukhyi.
This follows the PAS syura council’s decision last Thursday to end the political cooperation or tahaluf siyasi with PKR.