DAP accuses PKR’s Chua of sabotage

Replace him with Wan Azizah or Anwar, says Boo Cheng Hau.

Alyaa Azhar, FMT

DAP today accused Johor PKR chief Chua Jui Meng of carrying out an underground campaign against it in the state.

Johor DAP chairman Boo Cheng Hau said in a media statement that his party had lately been the target of “vicious anonymous attacks” and that he “deeply” believed that Chua was the “black hand” behind them.

Boo did not elaborate on the attacks beyond saying that “some forces” had labelled DAP as an arrogant party and that a campaign had been going on for some months “with the motto ‘Don’t make DAP too strong.’”

He said the ostensible organiser of the campaign was an NGO, but he did not name it.

Boo said it was regrettable that Chua, although a newcomer to Pakatan Rakyat, was trying to dictate how the opposition bloc should work in Johor.

Chua defected from MCA to PKR in July 2009.

Boo suggested that PKR replace Chua with either party president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail or de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim, saying this would give Pakatan a better chance of capturing the state in the 13th general election.

He added that Chua, instead of calling DAP arrogant, should look in the mirror and recall how arrogantly he used to belittle DAP when he was a cabinet minister.

Boo rejected allegations that Johor DAP had been boycotting Pakatan events and had seldom invited PAS or PKR leaders to its functions.

He said Chua was the only opposition leader in the state whom DAP had been omitting from its invitation lists.

“Not only has Johor DAP not boycotted any Pakatan events, we have contributed financially to activities organised by other Pakatan component parties,” he added.

He alleged that Chua’s “only interest” was to get a safe seat for himself in the coming election.

FMT contacted Chua for his response, but he declined to give any comment.