The statement by the Gerakan vice president Datuk Dr. Dominic Lau that the DAP should not blame its problems on UMNO, referring specifically to the revival of talk to ban the DAP and disallow the use of the Rocket logo in the 14th General Election, is the type of spineless statements which was the cause of the Gerakan and MCA retreating from their glorious past to their ignominious present.
The black ops UMNO/BN propaganda campaign in the social and mainstream media to demonise DAP have had some success, so much so that a few so-called impartial political observers could believe the tall tales that 865 DAP branches had been discriminated against and that 753 “delegates” victimized and not allowed to take part in the 2012 party elections and 2013 party re-elections, when these were “fake news and false information” with no ounce of truth whatsoever.
Dominic Lau said DAP should save itself from being deregistered by the Registrar of Societies before talking about the saving the country, questioning why the DAP was unable to resolve the issue concerning the validity of the party’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) line-up after five years.
This is the trouble with Gerakan leaders – they dare not ask why the Registrar of Societies why he could not resolve the DAP’s CEC line-up problem for five years, as it is safer for the political future of the “spineless” Gerakan leaders to blame the DAP instead.
If a democratically-elected and lawfully-constituted political party, which had been in active existence for 51 years and had taken part in eleven general elections for the past 48 years, could be deregistered as a political party on very capricious and ridiculous grounds, it is all the more reason why the country must be saved from such misrule, oppression and gross of abuses of power, not to mention rampant corruption, cronynism and the latest national catastrophe – the international multi-billion 1MDB money-laundering scandal which caused Malaysia to be regarded worldwide as a global kleptocracy.
I want to advise the MCA and Gerakan leaders not to celebrate too early, for if DAP is banned, MCA and Gerakan parliamentary and state assembly candidates in the 14th General Election will be punished and may even suffer more serious whacking by the voters in the next general election.
Meanwhile, I reiterate my call to DAP leaders, members, branches and supporters to be prepared for UMNO/BN’s ultimate dirty tactics before the 14th General Election – as banning the DAP and disallowing the use of the Rocket logo on the flimsiest of grounds are definitely on the cards.