DENGAR SINI : ASPAN ALIAS BAHALOL : Tunku Aziz Tak Percaya Lim Guan ENG
ASPAN ALIAS I WANT TO TELL YOU THAT I DON'T TRUST LIM GUAN ENG!!!
Tunku Aziz: I don’t trust Guan Eng
KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 — Tunku Aziz Tunku Ibrahim has openly attacked Lim
Guan Eng, saying he does not trust the DAP secretary-general and ending
any hopes of bringing the former party vice-chairman back into the fold
after his resignation on Monday.
Tunku Aziz, who was the party’s most senior Malay leader, said Guan Eng “had no sense of decency and was biadap (uncouth).”
“Kit Siang and I are old friends. I trust him but his son (Guan Eng) is a
different kettle of fish,” he told The Star in an interview published
today, referring to DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang.
Guan Eng had publicly rebuked Tunku Aziz for saying that Bersih should
not go ahead with an illegal street protest despite the party making a
clear stand to back the electoral reforms movement’s April 28 rally.
The founding president of Transparency International Malaysia told The
Star the rebuke gave the impression that what he had said was against
the party as well as Bersih, and this was why he decided to “withdraw
from the party.”
“I am not against the party. I am just against the attitude taken by the
party secretary-general, particularly when he falsely accused me of
going against the party decision to support Bersih. I have always stood
for free and fair elections,” he said.
The ex-Bank Negara adviser also said the Penang chief minister had
called him on Sunday offering him a senior fellowship in the state’s
think-tank, Penang Institute, “dangling travel as an attraction” after
his tenure as senators was not renewed.
“Then yesterday, Zairil Khir Johari (Guan Eng’s political secretary)
called and repeated the offer and stated there was a stipend of RM50,000
to go with it.
“Totally totally insulting, and I could only conclude that it had come
from someone who had no sense and not even a modicum of respect.
“Did he think I was that kind of person? This man has no sense of
decency. The only word is a Malay word, and it’s ‘biadap’,” he was
quoted by the English daily as saying.
He also said that there was “absolutely no question” that this was his
last venture into politics despite Guan Eng saying he will try to
convince Tunku Aziz to rethink his resignation.
Although Tunku Aziz had earlier said he withdrew his candidacy as a
senator for the party, he revealed in the interview that he only did so
after Kit Siang “saw me and said … it may be a bit difficult for them to
nominate me again.”
On Monday night, Tunku Aziz had said on ntv7’s “Chat Time With…” that
“based on what they have said and given the very deep chasm, very wide
differences now which are irreconcilable, there is no alternative but
for [him] to seek to withdraw with some dignity left.”
“I will therefore resign my membership from the DAP and I will be
advising the party within the next few minutes. I think the time has
come for me to take a hard, very serious look at my own position within
the party culture, the party system,” he said on national television.
A distant relative of the Kedah royalty, he said he has always supported
Bersih but only disagreed with proceeding with an illegal gathering
after the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and police had refused to allow
the movement to use the historic square for their rally.
“But you know they also claim that I had not consulted the leadership.
Why should I consult the leadership when I was not breaking the pledge
to support Bersih?
“The difference is that I would not support Bersih if it got itself into illegal activities,” he said.
The 78-year-old also said in the interview with The Star that he felt “a
deep sense of relief at being freed from the tyranny of a demagogue.”
DAP has tried to reach out to Malays, who make up 60 per cent of the
12-million strong electorate, by recruiting leaders such as Tunku Aziz.
But he has conceded his failure to win over the community to the
Chinese-dominated party that has been accused by Umno of being
anti-Malay and anti-Islam – Malaysian Insider