‘Nothing wrong with “Superman” campaigning for DAP’

Zairil Khir Johari

PETALING JAYA: DAP’s “Superman” Hew Kuan Yau may have quit the party, but that doesn’t mean he’s no longer campaigning for it.

DAP leaders, however, do not see anything wrong with him doing so, although according to Penang DAP vice-chairman Zairil Khir Johari, Hew’s actions since he left the party do not in any way reflect on the party.

“He is a famous person in his own right and like everyone else, he is free to support and campaign for any party.

“We welcome anyone who wants to help. But he is no longer a member and hence does not represent or reflect the party’s stance on anything,” said Zairil to FMT.

DAP’s Seputeh MP Teresa Kok echoed the remarks. She told FMT that she was not surprised Hew was still supportive of the party as “many non-DAP members are DAP supporters, too”.

“He resigned from the party due to freedom of expressing his political views that are different from DAP, not due to clashes or bad blood with the party.”

Hew resigned from DAP last month, after drawing flak for his controversial statements.

The most recent was his Facebook post where Hew said the South China Sea belongs to China, and those who oppose this were “anti-communist”.

Hew also courted controversy during the May Sarawak state election after a video surfaced online, in which he was seen urging Chinese voters in Batu Kitang to back Abdul Aziz Isa of DAP, so that the latter could “screw the Malays”, and “screw the corrupt Malay officials” if he made it to the state assembly.