Lee Kuan Yew’s views outdated, says DAP’s Loke

(The Star) – Pakatan Rakyat lawmakers have criticised former Singapore premier Lee Kuan Yew for his views about the coalition.

In his recently-released book One Man’s View of the World (pix), Lee labelled Pakatan an “opportunistic ad-hoc group not held together by even vaguely coherent set of ideas but by a common desire to unseat the government”.

DAP national organisation secretary Anthony Loke said Lee’s view of Malaysian politics was “outdated”.

“He is out of touch, stuck in the 60s. He doesn’t understand Malaysians of this generation,” the Seremban MP told The Star Online.

“He sees the struggle as so basic, even racial. when it’s really about values.”

PKR vice-president N Surendran said that Lee was speaking with “absolutely no basis”. 

“Pakatan has been built up by a collection of leaders held together by their aim to end oppression and create a democratic Malaysia. That’s the glue that holds us together.”

PAS central committee member and Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad said: “He probably hasn’t read buku jingga (the Pakatan Rakyat manifesto). I advise him to do so before commenting.”

DAP vice-chairman M Kulasegaran simply said: “I certainly do not agree with Lee’s view, and I believe the 51% of voters who supported Pakatan in GE13 too do not agree with him.”