Because the two parties are both competing in the same milieu of religion.
PAS is causing Malaysia to pay “the price for being seen as extremist and racist”, Guan Eng said in his media statement two days ago.
PAS accused as anti non-Malay, anti non-Muslim
DAP is accusing PAS as “racist” and “extremist”, i.e. religious bigotry. It is playing the race card as well as religion card against the Islamist party.
On top of attacking PAS president Hadi Awang, DAP chairman Lim Guan Eng also attacked the PAS ministers in Ismail Sabri’s cabinet.
Guan Eng is a born again Christian.
And DAP is a party made in the image of the Father and the Son.
Lim Kit Siang and Guan Eng between them held the post of DAP sec-gen for altogether 84 percent of the party’s lifespan thus far — see full details of dates and years in FOOTNOTE @ bottom of this page.
A super majority of DAP’s women MPs are Christian.
DAP Malay YBs all do not wear tudung with the sole exception of Young Syefura. Instead it is the DAP Christian YBs who love to photo op in their selendang.
Guan Eng and his fellow Christian politicians have Hadi in their crosshairs.
Hadi has “extremist, and bigoted political and religious views”, said Kit Siang in his media statement a couple of days ago on Sept 13.
BELOW: Guan Eng labels the PAS president “a clear and present danger”
DAP was born in 1965 and the evangelical party is 57 years old. For almost all its life, DAP has been under the firm control of the Lims.
Over the DAP’s close to six decades existence, Kit Siang was its sec-gen for a total of 30 years and 2-½ months, i.e. from Oct 1969 to Dec 1999.
• Summary Kit Siang was DAP sec-gen for more than half of the party’s lifetime.
Guan Eng was DAP sec-gen from 4 Sept 2004 to 20 March 2022. He clocked 17 years and 6-½ months in the post.
DAP’s age is 56 years and 10-½ months. Between Lim Jr and Lim Sr, the father and son duo together totalled 47 years and 9 months as DAP sec-gen.
• This means the two Lims were DAP sec-gens for altogether 84 percent of the DAP’s lifetime.
And not to forget, Kit Siang was successively DAP chairman, DAP advisor and DAP mentor after he relinquished his long-held sec-gen position.
And Guan Eng is furthermore the current DAP chairman.