KUALA LUMPUR: Former DAP vice-chairman Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim has described the party's politics as that of “blame and hate”.
He said his dramatic departure from politics had made him see clearly the futility of his trying to accommodate people whose values he was uncomfortable with.
“Taking a break from the politics of blame and hate was undoubtedly the best decision I ever made. I realised within two months of becoming a card-carrying party member that I had thrown in my lot with the wrong crowd,” he wrote in his weekly column in the New Straits Times.
“I felt a sense of blessed relief. I found myself released at last from the tyranny of DAP's unfettered hypocrisy,'' wrote Tunku Abdul Aziz.
Tunku Abdul Aziz wrote that he must have been “both absolutely mad and arrogant” to think that he could make “an impression on DAP's thinly-disguised Chinese chauvinism.”
He said that after observing the party in all its subtleties for almost four years, there was little doubt over the party's real interests.
“Malay voters have few misgivings about voting for MCA but they are not too sanguine about their future at the hands of what they see as a repressive and, in spite of noisy protestations to the contrary, an undemocratic party,” he wrote.
He said DAP could not be regarded as a multi-racial party as yet and urged Malays to be cautious of the party until it truly changes its outlook.
He said the Malays in the party were merely tools for DAP to push forth its sham multi-racial identity.
“DAP is a party caught in a time capsule and for all its public utterances, it cannot by any stretch of imagination be regarded as a multiracial party. The reality is that the role of top Malays in particular is purely intended to lend credence and legitimacy to its multiracial pretensions,” he added.
Tunku Abdul Aziz also narrated how DAP had tried to woo a prince into the party by promising to make him (the prince) a mentri besar.
However, he said he told the party the plan was a non-starter as the prince's father was the Ruler of the state.
Apparently the party approached him directly and offered a federal post instead, which the prince declined.
Tunku Abdul Aziz described the episode “a shallow diabolical DAP plot at its best.”