Monday, August 25, 2008

Tunku Aziz Tunku Ibrahim Joins DAP

It should be DAP's highest profile recruitment in the last many years. Former Transparency International (TI) Malaysia chairman and a respected intellectual Tunku Aziz Tunku Ibrahim joins the party and was made one of its vice-chairmen. It is a good sign for the party. Since the resurgence of PKR, the party is facing a difficult task to recruit non-Chinese members into the party.

Tunku Aziz's decision is a very strategic one. This man knows what he has to do to strengthen non-communal politics in the country. He said, "I have been targeting DAP for 20 years and they have been talking about consistency, transparency, accountability and the need to establish a non-race-based party.

"I feel much more comfortable (with DAP) and I trust the people around me. I joined DAP for what it stands for, a party that has been very consistent with its beliefs," he said in response to a question on why he did not opt for PKR.

Abdul Aziz believes that for a Malay to join a pre-dominantly Chinese party would mark the death of race-based politics in the country.

It is not too difficult to predict what will happen to his guest column in NST but I am sure Tunku will have a lot more to offer in the future. This is another feather on Lim Kit Siang's cap. Tunku is a long time friend and admirer of the DAP stalwart.

1 comment:

Abi Ayyub said...

Who else will joint DAP, will depend on how the Rakyat in general sees what Penang does for all, as well as how it supports Selangor, Perak, Kedah and even Kelantan.

The rakyat needs to feeling and wants the alternative to be true, not another replica of BN.