They are afraid that they would be blacklisted, censured and eventually booted out by the Lim Dynasty if they backed Karpal on hudud.
Athi Shankar, FMT
DAP members are scared to openly support national chairman Karpal Singh’s stand against PAS Islamist agenda due to fear of stoking the wrath of all-powerful Lim Dynasty.
Former DAP Sepang parliament liason committee chairman R Vellasamy claimed that DAP members were afraid that they would be blacklisted, censured and eventually booted out by the Lim Dynasty if they backed Karpal.
But truth is, he claimed many current and former DAP grassroots leaders and members strongly backed Karpal to oppose PAS agenda to turn the country into an Islamic state and implement hudud law.
“We wish to remind MCA president Dr Chua Soi Lek that Karpal is not a lone voice in the party to oppose hudud.
“Many DAP leaders and members are unhappy with PAS but they are scared to voice out publicly because of the intimidating Lim Dynasty.
“The members do not want to rock the boat now especially with general election just around the corner,” Vellasamy told FMT.
Lim Dynasty is a political term coined by the grassroots to taunt the faction led by national adviser and Ipoh Timur MP Lim Kit Siang and his son and secretary-general Guan Eng, who is the Penang Chief Minister.
Last July, grassroots leaders and members under the Klang DAP parliamentary liaison committee (PLC) held a peaceful demonstration against PAS Islamist agenda in a strong show of support and solidarity with Karpal, a two-term Bukit Gelugor MP.
But, Vellasamy said the protestors were all reprimanded by Selangor DAP chief Teresa Kok, linked closely to the Lim Dynasty.
He noted that later the Selangor DAP leadership took over the control of the PLC, which was a gross violation of members’ democratic rights.
“That is Lim Dynasty, my way or no way,” rebuked Vellasamy, who was sacked last month from the DAP over allegations of submitting applications for bogus members to set up six new branches in Sepang PLC.
Vellasamy has always insisted that the allegations were baseless and he was sacked because of his political links with Selangor state legislative assembly speaker Teng Chang Khim
He warned that PAS can lose six of its current eight seats in Selangor if the party continued to embark on its Islamisation policies.