JOHOR BARU: Former Johor DAP chief Dr Boo Cheng Hau (pic) has launched a tirade against the party after he was replaced with his former protégé Tan Hong Ping as the candidate for the Skudai state seat.
The rift between Dr Boo and Tan has grown wider, with the two-term Skudai assemblyman accusing the Mengkibol assemblyman of stabbing him in his back.
Dr Boo also questioned the integrity of DAP leaders who encouraged Tan to do so.
"I didn't do anything to hurt DAP. I've never complained about spending money to cultivate my assistant but they asked my assistant to betray me," Dr Boo said in a video clip dated April 22, which has gone viral.
"Asking the apprentice to defeat the master… you cannot find such vicious leaders in the world," Dr Boo said during a meet-and-greet with voters at a coffee shop.
Br Boo also said that DAP had demanded for Barisan Nasional leaders involved in graft to step down, and that DAP leaders should also lead by example.
He warned of corrupt and unprincipled DAP leaders who had abandoned party principles.
"Those who are supposed to leave or resign from the party are the leaders who does not stand firm in its principles ... not me Boo Cheng Hau.
"Party leaders who are charged with graft should quit," he said," he said.
Dr Boo did not mentioned any names but is believed to be referring to party secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, who is currently on trial for graft.
Dr Boo urged voters to choose their leaders according to "ABC" or Asal Bukan Corrupt (as long as they are not corrupted) principles.
On April 14, Lim announced at a ceramah in Batu Pahat that Dr Boo's candidacy would be taken over by Tan Hong Pin.
Dr Boo also quashed talk that he would leave the party or contest as an independent candidate.
'Apo Nak Di Kato' literally means 'What is meant to be said' but in colloquial Minang speech implies 'Like it or not'.