Ronnie Liu attempting DAP comeback, wants more transparency in party elections


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 04 Dec 2018

SHAH ALAM: Sungai Pelek assemblyman Ronnie Liu (pic) said he will be one of the 15 people in DAP Selangor to contest in the party elections for a state committee post. 

Liu, however, said his views on party elections were similar to that of DAP Selangor grassroots who feel that there are issues with transparency in party elections.

“The grassroots of DAP Selangor have launched a manifesto they called proclamations where they want transparency in the selection of candidates and criteria before any Member of Parliament, assemblyman, village head or councillors are promoted or dropped.”

“They want a true democratic process in DAP which they believe is not there at the moment,” he said.

He said that party elections were a democratic process for members of DAP to choose a new leadership.

“It’s the democratic right for all members to contest,” he said on the sidelines of the Selangor state assembly sitting on Tuesday (Dec 4). 

He said the grassroots also want their voices to be heard and that the leadership should listen and respect their views.

Separately, he announced that he will be launching a platform called Malaysian Viewpoints where he will share his thoughts, articles and speeches on issues within the country. 

He said he will invite politicians, non-government organisation and community leaders to also share their views. 

“The reason for this is now in the backdrop of new Malaysia, there are a lot of people who are feeling uneasy with the new government, ministers and rulings. Malaysians, in general, are now trying to find out what is going to happen to the country.”

He said issues like the national car, death penalty, smoking ban, and promises made by the Pakatan Harapan government will be among the topics of discussion. 

His channel can be found at patreon.com/malaysianviewpoints


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