PETALING JAYA: DAP’s “feudalistic leadership” of creating an elite class of cronies has caused the division in the party, claims its central committee member Ronnie Liu (pic).
Liu said that 2008 was the rise of the elitists who had not endured the sufferings of the grassroots but enjoyed the fruits of their labour.
He said the discontent was further exacerbated after GE14 when certain "feudalistic powers" took important government positions and sidelined long time leaders, adding that DAP chairman Tan Kok Wai was among those who were sidelined.
He said some of those who were given ministerial posts were junior party members.
"This is total disrespect of the political hierarchy of DAP. Even Nga Kor Ming - the state party chairman - was given a deputy speaker's post," he said on his Facebook page on Monday (April 26).
Liu called for DAP to go back to its original purpose and re-examine the core values that once made the party so "successful and strong in its yonder years".
He claimed that the grassroots members were tired of being treated as cannon fodder.
Liu said when the party was in the opposition, the esprit de corps was good and camaraderie was strong.
He also questioned why DAP leaders were so fearful of change in the upcoming DAP national elections.
Earlier, it was reported that DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang had claimed that "external forces" were trying to split the party.
He called for all DAP members at all levels and throughout the country to unite and rally behind the party for Pakatan Harapan in the 15th General Election.