(The Malay Mail) - DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng has advised Perak DAP Chief Ngeh Koo Ham and DAP national vice-chairman M. Kulasegaran to resolve their disagreements internally and amicably within the party.
Describing their row as 'a normal thing', Lim, who is also Penang chief minister said it could be achieved if they are loyal to the party.
"They should realise the main enemy is Barisan Nasional and not between party members no matter what the issue is.
"Therefore they should come to their senses and not let BN capitalise on this," he told reporters after hosting a lunch for members of the Penang Voluntary Patrol Team (PPS) at Komtar Dome on Saturday.
Lim said that in his capacity as the party's national secretary-general, he felt compelled to remind them both not to wash dirty linen in public.
"It is normal to have such things in a party but it is up to them to learn from similar past incidents.
"If you are loyal to the party, you should realise that there's no enemy within — only BN and don't let them have that satisfaction of knowing there are petty issues like these in which they could manipulate and use against us," he said.
The alleged spat caused an uproar and stirred up excitement following Kula's action of openly venting his frustrations on social media site Twitter.
Kula had allegedly used the microblogging site to lash out against Ngeh and Nga, claiming he was sidelined in Perak DAP and that the cousins had belittled the Indian community.
“Some party leaders are so oblivious. Perak politics will explode if I start speaking. Matter of time only,” Kulasegaran had written on Twitter last Friday. The Ngeh–Nga dynasty, touted to be powerful has taken control of Perak DAP since the 2008 general election.
It is said that the Perak DAP plans to kick out Kulasegaran, Sungkai assemblyman A. Sivanesan and Teluk Intan MP M. Manogaran and replace them with much better Indian candidates in the forthcoming general election.