Karpal leaves political fate to party delegates

(The Star) – DAP chairman Karpal Singh, who is contesting for a seat in the central executive committee, is leaving his political fate to the delegates.

“I have offered myself but it is up to the delegates to elect the best at the CEC election.

“My fate is in the hands of the delegates everyone has a right to speak (but) I cannot please everyone,” he said here yesterday.

The Bukit Gelugor MP was commenting on a report claiming that a “grand design” by the “Lim Dynasty” faction aligned to party adviser and Ipoh Timur MP Lim Kit Siang and son, secretary-general Guan Eng, to oust him from the committee in the party’s national elections next month.

The report quoted former DAP grassroots leader Tan Tuan Tat as saying that the plan was hatched to protect the interest of a few as “the warlords don’t want the Singh to be their king”.

He had said that they were extremely upset with Karpal’s insistence on a “one man, one seat” electoral formula to face the next general election.

Karpal said each time a party election came up, groups would be out to create stories.