Lim Kit Siang has denied that the MoU signed with the Malay (and similarly apartheid?) “backdoor” government is a betrayal of his party’s principles.
In a press statement today, Kit Siang said:
”The case of Nelson Mandela who chose negotiations with the South African apartheid government despite his 23 years’ of incarceration is a good example.
“Although Mandela knew that negotiations with the South African National Party would be regarded as a sign of weakness and betrayal, the alternative – and in the case of Covid-19 pandemic, more millions of cases and more tens of thousands of deaths – was too terrible to contemplate.”
It seems that the DAP has now to outreach to its non-Malay grassroots to explain what benefits they (i.e. the party voter base) are getting in return for Harapan propping up the Ismail Sabri administration, that is apart from their oppo politicians getting MP allocations.