Defence varsity don makes his choice by joining DAP

(The Star) – Academician Prof Dr Ariffin Omar has joined the DAP, lauding it as a party that fights for all races.

Dr Ariffin who is attached to Natio­nal Defence University of Malaysia, said he chose DAP because he belived in its causes.

“I have studied the party’s history for decades. I believe Malaysia’s future is secure with a party like DAP,” he said at a press conference yesterday.

Party secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said DAP’s drive to recruit more Malay members had seen a steady progress.

On the video-clip purportedly showing how DAP should be blamed for instigating businessmen to raise prices of goods, Lim said the party would ask YouTube to remove the clip as it contained malicious allegations.

He said his officer would lodge a report with the Malaysian Commu­nications and Multimedia Commis­sion on the eight-minute video-clip entitled Sembang Rakyat – Kedai 1Malaysia.

The party will also lodge a report at the Jalan Bandar police station on the video today.

On the issue of the Selangor Islamic Religious Department raiding the Damansara Utama Methodist Church, Lim said it was contrary to the freedom of religion.

“Was the raid conducted just because the event was held in a church or church compound?” he questioned.