COMMENT | Dr Mahathir Mohamad lampooned Sungai Pelek assemblyperson Ronnie Liu as an extremist (together with P Ramasamy), and Lim Guan Eng and Lim Kit Siang as moderates.
The ruckus was started by Liu calling on DAP to retain its “Chineseness”, as its character and identity need to reflect the majority of the members of the party.
As a former member, I think this name-calling by the former premier and labelling some party members as extremists and others moderates as unhelpful and divisive. It is also not accurate.
I joined DAP to see if they were extremists and chauvinists and found that they are no different from Malays who joined Malay-based or Islamic…