Kit Siang to Muda: Consider merging with DAP

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Personal opinion and not official offer from DAP.

Despite the nationwide hate trail that Muda is facing for disrupting votes by supporters of the unity government, Democratic Action Party (DAP) former party leader Lim Kit Siang proposed for the two parties to merge together following the results of the state polls.

Lim said he admired the vigour of Muda’s candidates and extended an olive branch advising them to not lose their spirit.

However, he stressed that it was his own personal opinion and not an official offer from DAP as he has retired from the party’s leadership.

The former Iskandar Puteri MP said it would be up to the top brass of both DAP and Muda to decide on it.

Muda’s independent move in yesterday’s state elections saw the party challenge the Pakatan Harapan-Barisan Nasional alliance across a total of 19 seats. They lost all seats contested.

The party was marred on social media today, with supporters blaming them for splitting the votes in the contest for the Sungai Kandis seat in Selangor, which Perikatan Nasional won with a mere 167-vote majority.

PN’s Wan Dzahanurin Ahmad obtained 28,926 votes while PH’s Zawawi Ahmad Mughni received 28,759 votes. Muda’s Afriena Shaqira secured 1,341 votes.

Prior to the elections, Kit Siang has harboured the hope that Muda will work in tandem with PH and Anwar’s unity government in the six-state polls.

“I am retired from frontline politics but I would suggest that they (still) explore the possibility of merging with DAP,” he said in a statement. – NST