MALACCA: More defections are anticipated in Malacca DAP after 182 members - including six branch chairmen - quit the party on Sunday.
A DAP insider said that 18 Malacca DAP branches loyal to former state chief Goh Leong San have decided to leave DAP in protest against certain party leaders.
"The party has totally changed, we blame others but our hands too are not clean, so there will be more resignations in the state over the next few days," he said.
He added that there are 37 branches in Malacca and 19 are linked to the current Malacca DAP chairman, Tey Kok Kiew.
Sunday's exodus from the party was led by outgoing Malacca DAP vice chairman Liou Chen Kuang, who said that members were disillusioned with the party's current leadership.
Others who resigned included four party delegates and four members of Kota Melaka DAP’s Wanita wing.
Meanwhile, state DAP liaison committee secretary Khoo Poay Tiong said that it was unlikely that more members would resign from the party.
Khoo added that those who resigned are just being emotional.
"We will approach them and talk to them to get them to reconsider their decision," he said.
Last month, former Malacca DAP chairman Goh Leong San, Bachang assemblyman Lim Jak Wong and Kesidang assemblyman Chin Choon Seong left DAP with Kota Melaka MP
The four said that they felt "betrayed" and "slighted" by the party leadership for refusing to listen to their grouses.