Buy two get one free. That’s the DAP way of doing business.
A total of 2,576 delegates were eligible to vote 20 representatives to the DAP central executive committee.
These 20 elected members then appoint another 10 unelected members to the CEC.
So the delegates vote 20 representatives and get 10 additional representatives whom they did not vote for. Like the “Buy 2 get 1 free” sales pitch lah.
(1) What kind of a party is DAP?
Besides Dynastic and Dictatorial, that is.
Out of the 20 elected CEC members, 17 are Chinese or 85 percent.
Out of the 10 appointed CEC members, six are non-Chinese or 60 percent. The race ratio between elected and unelected CEC members is inverse.
It’s like this: When the party delegates speak, they say clearly that they want 85% of their leadership to be Chinese.
However DAP has been promoting a false advertising slogan, ‘Malaysian First’.
Thus it is forced to appoint the rejects – those non-Chinese contestants bypassed by the 2,500-odd delegates who actually cast votes – in order to keep up the pretense that DAP is multiracial.
(2) What kind of leaders control DAP?
Most of the 20 elected CEC members are on Lim Guan Eng’s “menu”, and the majority of the appointed CEC definitely so.
Several appointees were given seats because no Malay nor Sabah/Sarawak native was elected.
DAP despises as “racist” the communal parties like Umno, MCA, MIC and the BN components across the South China Sea.
But what does the self-proclaimed colour-blind DAP do? It appoints window-dressing CEC members based on race quota. There is even a party vice-presidential seat reserved for Malays and previously occupied by Tunku Aziz Ibrahim.
What does that tell you about the party?
(3) What kind of followers does DAP have?
Humpty Dumpty is the cracked egghead (illustration above) in the Alice in Wonderland sequel.
“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in a rather a scornful tone,”it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.”
“The question is,” said Alice,”whether you can make words mean so many different things.”
Well, DAP can make words mean whatever they can manage to convince DAPsters that these words should mean.
Through Orwellian Doublespeak, the Ministry of Truth indoctrinates brainwashed citizens into thinking that Hate is really Love, and vice versa.
It’s similar to how DAPsters can be made to believe that a party which has Red Guards rampaging through the countryside is really the most ‘democratic’ action party on our national landscape.
When DAP is screaming and shouting “Meritocracy” all the time, the word means only what the DAP ideologues want it to mean.
(4) What kind of people does DAP 2.0 attract?
Membership in DAP has trebled since its recent electoral success, leaping from 48,000 party members in 2008 to 150,000 today. The baby boomers are now all in DAP.
Firster ideology declares that the post-May 13 Chinese generation are no longer as communally minded as their parents and grandparents. Yet they didn’t vote any Malays to the CEC, not even the old-timers like Zulkifli and Ahmad who have been in the party more years than Teo Nie Ching has been alive.
The old guard unappreciated
Bernama reported contender Zulkifli Mohd Noor as saying he fought for 25 years for the Malays to be elected as CEC members but failed. This guy should have been elected to the CEC on merit. But he wasn’t.
Ahmad Ton has been a party faithful since the 1970s and is the Johor DAP vice chairman. This guy too should have been elected to the CEC on merit. But he wasn’t either.
The party that screams and shouts “Meritocracy, Meritocracy, Meritocracy” appointed Zairil Khir Johari to the CEC … on merit, so says Lim Guan Eng.
The young Turks elevated
Zairil when asked in an interview what prompted him to join DAP replied, “And being a Member of Parliament and you could see this guy [Liew Chin Tong, Bukit Bendera MP] is going places at such a young age.”
He also said, “Pre-308 you’d never imagine that [English-speaking Chinese would join DAP] but post-308, the fact is that we have managed Penang and we have managed Penang well. My boss has done a very good job in Penang. I think that’s the consensus you get internationally or in The Economist, in Bloomberg or in whatever you want.”
Is another reason that Zairil was appointed to the CEC because he is Guan Eng’s No.1 apple polisher?
Calvin Sankaran, a regular commenter in this blog, believes that the real reason Zairil joined DAP is “to ride the rocket to the very top in record time” — read ‘Zairil bercakap tentang bapanya Khir Johari and bosnya Guan Eng‘.
(5) What kind of behaviour do DAP members display?
New Politics. Beyond Race Politics.
The just concluded DAP congress elected one-third of CEC members comprising young blood.
The Star eagerly promotes these Firsters – the Bangsar-Subang Jaya types with a fondness for occupying mosques and PAS functions – such as Anthony Loke who is literally PAS’s biggest apologist.
(6) What kind of nitwit does DAP think the public are?
In justifying the appointment of the current DAP senator as well as Guan Eng’s political secretary, the secretary-general said that the two Malays were appointed on merit so that “they will play a role of attracting more from their community to join the party”.
In other words, Guan Eng claimed that Zairil can play a role of attracting more Malays to join DAP. (I can hear you laughing.)
But let’s hear what former DAP vice president Tunku Aziz has to say about Pinocchio.
[Tunku Aziz’s 30 Sept 2012 interview with Utusan can be read here.]
And lastly, it is Tunku Aziz – the appointed CEC member and once appointed vice president of the DAP – who asked the question:
(7) “What kind of a man is he (Lim Guan Eng?)”