DAP has lost its principles, says SUPP youth leader

SUPP youth chief Michael Tiang (left) says Sarawak DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen had stayed silent on fulfilling PH’s election manifesto.

KUCHING: DAP lost its so-called “principles and integrity” when it failed to fulfil its promises while it was part of the federal government, a Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) leader said.

SUPP youth chief Michael Tiang said DAP leaders had kept silent throughout the 22 months they were in power as part of Pakatan Harapan, particularly on the U-turn on the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) issue, and the return of 50% tax collected from Sarawak and 20% oil royalties to the state government.

“DAP lost their so-called principles and integrity the moment former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the PH election manifesto was not a ‘bible’, and all 42 DAP MPs, including the state party’s chairman Chong Chieng Jen, chose to keep silent,” he said.

“Amid the political impasse created by their own greed for power, DAP’s flip-flop style of support towards Mahathir was a classic example of how far its principles and integrity could stretch.

“DAP could openly criticise Mahathir one minute and then plead for him to return to PH,” he said.

Tiang said DAP leaders should now explain to the people, especially Sarawakians, why they had failed to do their jobs when they were part of the federal government.