DAP: Stabbed in the back once, we will not work with traitors PN

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DAP will not cooperate with Perikatan Nasional (PN) which had betrayed Pakatan Harapan (PH) in 2020.

Outgoing DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said PN had caused PH, which won the people’s mandate in the 14th General Election, to fall.

“Our leaders and members stood on principles and we won on them. This rightful mandate of PH was robbed in early 2020 from the people by the treachery of opportunistic members of parliament that were offered positions and funds.

“For this reason, we will not work with PN that had betrayed us. If we are stabbed in the back once, shame on them. If we allow them to stab us in the back a second time, shame on us.

“Over the next two years after Sheraton Move, Malaysia was immediately plunged into a triple crisis of health, economy, and political stability,” said Lim in his policy speech at the DAP 17th National Congress today.

Lim acknowledged that the party and opposition, in general, are now on the retreat but reminded the faithful that they have known worse times, particularly prior to the watershed 2008 general election.

PH chairman and PKR president Anwar Ibrahim and PKR adviser Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, Amanah president Mohamad Sabu and Upko president Wilfred Madius Tangau were also present.

In today’s press conference, Lim said PH would work with other parties in GE15.

“But that is among other opposition parties. Perikatan is not an opposition party,” said the former finance minister when asked to clarify his policy speech.

He said it was dangerous to work with a backstabber.

“What guarantees are there that it will not happen again?”

On whether Pejuang was among the parties that PH would work with, Lim said the two parties had different objectives.

“But I really don’t want to comment on it. But we want to see if we can get together again.”