(The Star) - Johor PKR chairman Datuk Chua Jui Meng says he is disappointed with DAP chairman Karpal Singh and has claimed that the latter destroyed the relationship within the Pakatan Rakyat coalition.
China Press reported Chua as saying that he was shocked that Karpal had brought up the issue that he was a former MCA member when the DAP leader recently suggested an inquiry into claims made by Dr Boo Cheng Hau.
Dr Boo, the Johor DAP chairman, had a few days earlier released a statement in Chinese accusing Chua of being behind vicious attacks against Johor DAP.
Dr Boo claimed that he “deeply believed” that Chua was the “black hand” behind all the anonymous attacks against Johor DAP.
In the China Press report, when asked whether the DAP leaders had tacitly given the nod to Dr Boo to attack him, Chua said “you will get an answer by reading Karpal's statement”.
Chua added that PKR and PAS top leaders had never issued statements which would tarnish the relationship within Pakatan except for Karpal's remarks after the incident.
Chua said he was not surprised by the criticisms made by Dr Boo and claimed that the latter had criticised him and Johor PKR several times.
Chua said he had tolerated Dr Boo and Fernandez who continued to destroy the relationship among component members in Pakatan as he wanted to protect the cooperation among the three parties.
Chua said Johor DAP had boycotted other parties in the Pakatan in the past few months.