Recap: DAP wanted to boycott the swearing-in ceremony of the Perak chief minister because the Sultanate has chosen a PAS candidate. DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang said in his blog that the party was disappointed.
Of course BN/MCA and the media is having a field day with this kind of news.
595 blog comments later, DAP turns around and apologises to the Sultan. Kit Siang said the decision was not meant to disrespect the Sultan and the Regent.
Then in Malaysiakini:
“This was immediately followed by state DAP chairperson and Sitiawan state assemblyperson Ngeh Khoo Ham who told Malaysiakini that whatever misunderstanding that occurred over the matter has been clarified”.“He also said that all DAP elected representatives will attend the swearing in ceremony before the Sultan of Perak in Kuala Kangsar today at 4pm”.
Good sense or political afterthought?
I guess it’s also high time that the DAP realises it cannot win this battle alone. Voters are made up of all supporters – whether they come from PKR or PAS or even BN, who are Muslims and non-Muslims.
Malaysia is changing. Accept and allow that change.
Don’t we also tell that to the BN? Although I understand perfectly, from a political kind of view, why DAP did what it did last night.
Anyway, the party said it is still discussing the matter and until an official statement is made by the party, we shall await.
Before that I shall pre-empt everything and say thank you, Kit Siang!