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COMMENT | Anti-Lims sentiment red herring for DAP's genuine failings

S Thayaparan

9 Jan 2021, 11:21 pm

Updated 5 months ago

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“The Party knows more about us than we know ourselves,’ the woman replied.”― John le Carré, 'The Spy Who Came in from the Cold'.

COMMENT | I have been receiving - for reasons unknown to me - all this literature about the “anti-Lims” movement that seems to be consuming the DAP base and political elite. No doubt, now that Perikatan Nasional N seems to be staggering under the weight of hubris, incompetence and disloyalty, the “Lims” can have a moment of peace while the base turns its attention on the possible fall of the PN regime. Or maybe not.

To be honest, I have no interest in the internal politics of the DAP beyond the fact that its mono-ethnic internal politics is the kind of politics that makes all this “Bangsa Malaysia” propaganda more ludicrous. I guess while Anwar Ibrahim has to look after PKR's Malay core, whoever is controlling the DAP has to look after its “Chinese” core.

You could buy into this narrative that whatever is wrong with the DAP is because of the “Lims” and honestly we could have a whole discussion on the dysfunction of the leadership of the DAP under their influence but we would be missing the bigger picture and indulging in personality politics which is what poisons the discourse.

The real issue with the DAP is not that Lim Guan Eng or Lim Kit Siang have ... 

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