The Star - Monday 12th Dec 2011 - Truce bid fails and warlord-godfather squabble get worse.
Attempts to broker a truce between DAP Chairman Karpal Singh and Penang Chief Minister II - Dr P.Ramasamy have broken down with both sides openly attacking each other.
There is an Arab proverb which goes - if such are the priest(s), God bless the congregation. Dr.P.Ramasamy was publicly humiliated by Karpal for suggesting winnable candidates among the Indians for the coming 13th General Election.
Let us examine DAP as a political party and judge the above incident based on DAP political policies....(among others)..
|The Mission of the DAP|
Our mission is to make a difference in the lives of Malaysians by bringing about positive changes. To do that leaders and members must be united, have a vision focused on our ideals and principles, congregate talented people who are - economically competent; and with the ability to deliver efficient management of the civil administration.
The Star - Monday 12th Dec 2011 - (in reporting about the clash between Ramasamy and Karpal Singh)..Both factions traded insults while some 150 supporters of Dr Ramasamy demonstrated against Karpal, calling him a "pensioner" while the former stood by his "godfather" remark.
The vision of the party is to establish a peaceful and prosperous social democracy that can unite its disparate races and diverse religions
What is social democracy ? Social democracy relies on the use of the democratic process to achieve its aims as opposed to revolutionary means.: a political movement advocating a gradual and peaceful transition from capitalism to socialism by democratic means.
What is (among others) the definition for democratic means ? Relating to democracy. government by the people; especially : rule of the majority.
Again the conduct of DAP Chairman in managing the Ramasamy fiasco doesn't reflect rule of the majority. The second highest Indian leader in Penang, is not allowed to even give suggestion from his point of view as an Indian leader a list of winnable candidates among Indians for the next General Election ?
Instead of welcoming this suggestion and telling Ramasamy that his point of view will be taken into consideration in the spirit of democracy which is government by the people-rule of the majority, Karpal Singh retorted strongly that Ramasamy has got no business in naming candidates ? Is this what democracy is all about in DAP ? A Second Highest Indian Leader In Penang, publicly humiliated for being up-front in order to safeguard the interest of Indians in DAP. DAP is moving forward with fielding more Malay candidates in the next election in order to capture the Malay majority areas. As such Ramasamy has valid concern that many Indian candidates will be replaced by Malay ones. As a good and responsible leader he is part and parcel of the majority's voice who won the election by just doing walkabouts in 2008 , defeating political giant like Koh Tsu Koon.
Instead of looking into Ramasamy's concern, Karpal childishly reminded Ramasamy that ;
" Who built DAP ? It is the veterans who built the party and we should not forget their sacrifices. The party would not be around without their sacrifices ?
Karpal attitude goes against the very policies why DAP was created in the first place among others ;
Equality is the precondition of free development of personality. It does not mean uniformity and levelling out, but opposition against exploitation and against the privileges of those controlling economic and political power.
Individual freedom and basic rights in society are the preconditions of human dignity for all. These rights cannot replace one another, nor can they be played off against each other. Socialists protect the inalienable right to life and to physical safety, freedom of belief and free expression of opinion, and freedom of association and protection from torture and degradation.
The above statements taken from DAP's website - About US..Well I think since Dec 12th 2011, DAP must definitely change the write up "About US" in DAP's website and replace it with - " Who built DAP ? It is the veterans who built the party and we should not forget their sacrifices. The party would not be around without their sacrifices ?
Well done Karpal for turning DAP into PKR and PAS...Cakap tak serupa bikin....
KARPAL IS INDEED KING !
DAP has just turned into an AUTHORITARIAN MONARCHY instead of SOCIAL DEMOCRACY...
since 12th Dec 2011..