The late former DAP chairman Karpal Singh’s principles and his promises have long been forgotten by those remaining in DAP and Pakatan Harapan, says MCA’s Religious Harmony Bureau secretary Chris Wong
KUALA LUMPUR: The late former DAP chairman Karpal Singh’s principles and his promises have long been forgotten by those remaining in DAP and Pakatan Harapan, said MCA Religious Harmony Bureau secretary Chris Wong today.
He said this with regards to one of the last publicly made promises by the late Karpal Singh which was to detain the former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad in the event Pakatan Harapan, the Opposition bloc, takes over Putrajaya.
“If any Pakatan loyalist will remember, one of the last publicly made promises by the late Karpal Singh will never be fulfilled.
“A year before he passed away, Karpal made the promise that should Pakatan win Putrajaya then the first person they will detain is Dr Mahathir Mohammad.
“Pakatan will then make Dr Mahathir answer for his 22 years of mismanagement, abuse of power and the great wealth of his sons, promised Karpal Singh then,” he reminded.
Wong said that with the appointment of Mahathir as chairman of Pakatan Harapan, this promise will not be fulfilled.
“[…] or in Karpal’s own words, ‘over my dead body’. Should Pakatan be triumphant in GE14, do you think the Opposition pact will drag their chairman to jail?,” he said.
He further noted that the late Karpal’s wish of never seeing the hudud enactment being pursued was also not respected as Pakatan’s component party Amanah continues to keep this agenda as part of their constitution “mirroring the PAS party that it had deserted from”.
Last week, Pakatan Harapan finally announced its presidential council line-up and named Mahathir — the head of the pact’s smallest and youngest party, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) — its chairman.
One rung lower is federal Opposition Leader Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, who is the pact’s president while the jailed Anwar was symbolically made de facto leader, mirroring his position in PKR.
The announcement is similar to the line-up proposed by PPBM, as was reported on June 9, with nominal changes and additions.