Thursday, October 7, 2010

DAP: Demo meant to create unrest in Pakatan - Malaysiakini

Humayun Kabir, Oct 6, 2010, 7:36pm

DAP has accused BN of plotting to cause political unrest, disunity and confusion among Pakatan Rakyat members to reduce the chances of them taking control of Putrajaya.

Party state vice-chief A Sivanesan (right) alleged that Umno, which was first targeting PKR members with this political plot, has now changed its focus to include DAP leaders.

The DAP leader said that this morning's demonstration by the dozen or so Indians who were allegedly DAP members from Buntong, is to create a political war between Buntong assemblyperson A Sivasubramaniam and Ipoh Barat MP M Kulasegaran.

The relationship between these two DAP politicians has been strained lately as both failed to see eye-to-eye in party matters, and now Umno was allegedly exploiting this strained relationship to create further tension between the two.

The group, claiming to be DAP Youth members from Buntong, had gathered in front of DAP state headquarters at Medan Istana in Ipoh and carried posters to show their support for Kulasegaran and to criticise the state DAP leadership.

The posters had accused the two DAP cousins of Ngeh Koo Ham and Nga Kor Ming of abuse of power and of not doing much for the benefit of the Indian community.

The protesters called on Kulasegaran to resign from DAP and 300 party members would also follow suit in support of the party state deputy chief.

One of the protesters, Alex Raj, 22, who claimed to be a committee member of the Buntong Youth group, said that there had been no development support for Indians from DAP.

Another protester, R Perabu, 27, claimed that Ngeh had sidelined the Indian community.

Mohd Azman Mohd Mubaruk who also claimed to be a committee member of the party Youth wing of Buntong, claimed that 300 members were ready to walk out with Kulasegaran if he resigns from the party.

Sivanesan, who was earlier involved in two court cases in the Ipoh High Court, hurried back to party headquarters when he heard of the demonstration.

Suspected mastermind seen inside restaurant

Sivanesan suspects that former Ipoh Barat PKR division chief Fauzi Muda, who was seen inside the restaurant situated on the ground floor of the DAP building, is the mastermind behind this staged demonstration protest.

Earlier, after the five-minute demonstration, the protesters went to the back of the restaurant and were seen chatting with Fauzi, who was wearing dark glasses.

When Malaysiakini confronted Fauzi as to whether he was the mastermind behind this incident, he laughed and denied the allegation.

Fauzi (right) was lately in the media glare when he made several accusations against his former party and its leaders.

He had told Malaysiakini that his objective is to destroy the state PKR party for his own personal satisfaction.

Even Special Branch officers and reporters who had come to cover the incident today, had privately said that Fauzi was the ammunition behind this peaceful demonstration.

Later, it emerged that none of the protesters were Buntong party members, as Sivasubramaniam had sent his personal assistant to go through the photos taken of the men by DAP officer workers. The aide claimed that none of the protesters were Buntong party members.

Azman Mubarak, 24, who claimed to be the spokesperson for the group, said a total of 300 DAP members from Buntung, Ipoh were willing to follow Kulasegaran, who is also Ipoh Barat MP, to quit the party.

They were disappointed with the state DAP leadership for sidelining Kulasegaran and party supporters of Indian origin, he added.

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