‘Beware of DAP’s gang of four’

Disgruntled ex-Teratai rep Jenice Lee says Karpal Singh, Lim Kit Siang, Lim Guan Eng and Tan Kok Wai now hold immense power to decide the fate of all DAP elected reps.

Leven Woon, FMT

Former DAP’s Teratai assemblywoman Jenice Lee alleged that DAP is now being run by a powerful gang of four that could make arbitrary decisions that overrule the party constitution.

She told reporters that the gang involves DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang, chairman Karpal Singh and deputy chair and disciplinary committee chief Tan Kok Wai.

“They control everything in the party, the candidates, the organisation, etc. They no longer refer to the party constitution when deciding whether something can or cannot be done.

“If they can make such arbitrary decisions, what for do we need our party constitution?” she claimed at the sidelines of the DAP central executive committee (CEC) elections today.

She said for example, she has appealed against the party’s decision to sack her in April within the stipulated 14-day period, but she never received a formal letter informing her the reason behind her sacking.

Lee was accused of being involved in a corruption scandal, an accusation she vehemently denied.

DAP then decided to drop her in the 13th general election in May, but she contested as an independent candidate against DAP and BN opponents. This resulted in her being sacked from the party. She also lost in the polls.

However, in a turn of events, the Registrar of Societies declared that the party’s elections last December as null and void, hence she was reinstated as a member as the body which sacked her was deemed unconstitutionally formed. As a result, she is entitled to vote in today’s re-election as a delegate.