Tan Tuan Tat defends the former Kepong MP who has merely stated the truth about the non-involvement of Najib Razak in the 1MDB scandal

KUALA LUMPUR: DAP leadership has betrayed the people by dropping veteran parliamentarian Dr Tan Seng Giaw from contesting in Kepong, said former DAP Selangor member Tan Tuan Tat.

In slamming DAP, Tuan Tat branded Seng Giaw as a down to earth man with high integrity, adding that the Kelantan-born medical doctor was just stating facts on what he had learnt from the PAC report.

“Why a person who speaks the truth gets punish? DAP is a party that talks about accountability, transparency and competency but what happen to CAT? It has turned into DOG.

“Dr Tan is a very honest man, I knew him when I was in the party. It is unfair for DAP to treat a veteran like him in that manner. Just because he was speaking the truth he got dropped from becoming the candidate,” Tuan Tat said.

Tuan Tat, a former Taman Sri Sungai Pelek DAP chief, blamed Lim Kit Siang and Lim Guan Eng for Seng Giaw’s dismissal.

“When I joined DAP in 1996/97 I was reminded by party insiders to be aware of Lim family. After awhile I realised that the advise was true and I had to leave the party.

“Lim Kit Siang and Lim Guan Eng only want you to follow what they say. They dislike ‘no’ from party members. That is why Dr Tan is being treated unfairly even though he had contributed a lot to the party,” Tuan Tat added.

Seng Giaw was dropped from contesting in Kepong after falling out with party leadership as well as for defending Najib in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal.

Seng Giaw defended his action by saying that there was no proof to link the prime minister to the fiasco, adding that the Auditor-General’s report did not provide proof of Najib’s involvement.

Tuan Tat said that the abuse and name calling Seng Giaw received was no different from what he endured when he left the party in 2012.

“It is how they behave. When I left the party I was also called names by them. Traitor. A tortoise and being brainless.

“I guess it is the same for Dr Tan now. They are low class people,” Tuan Tat opined.

Seng Giaw who served Kepong since 1982 will be replaced by Segambut incumbent Lim Lip Eng.