Friday, August 23, 2019

DAP Perak - Intra-party or external sabotage?


Power struggle with federal DAP leaders led to rape report in Perak, say sources

by Minderjeet Kaur

Tronoh assemblyman and Perak exco member Paul Yong Choo Kiong

Bernama pic

PETALING JAYA: Rivalry between rival DAP factions at the federal and Perak state levels is believed to be behind events leading to a Perak executive councillor being charged with rape today.

Sources said the rivalry began after the 2008 general election when Pakatan Rakyat won control of the Perak state assembly.

The party was thrilled with their success and leaders, who are now at the federal level, wanted to place their own people in the party’s divisions to expand their power in the state.

A DAP leader told FMT that two Perak DAP leaders objected to any interference from these federal-level DAP leaders.

“This is really when the political rivalry started. The two Perak DAP leaders made sure the federal party leaders could not get their men to become state division chiefs.

“This tug of war became uglier until some Pakatan Rakyat leaders, fed up with the rivalry, decided to become BN-friendly.”

He said BN took the opportunity to take over the state by wooing those who they felt were unhappy with the situation in Perak.

plus two PKR ADUNs 

In 2009, the contest for control of the state erupted when three state assembly members, from the 32 that were from the Pakatan coalition, became BN-friendly independents, thus changing the balance of power in the 59-member legislature

The source further told FMT that since then the political rivalry has been on-going and this led to Perak exco Paul Yong Choo Kiong being charged this morning in the Ipoh Sessions Court with raping a 23-year-old Indonesian maid.

Last night, the media reported that Perak state speaker Ngeh Koo Ham had lodged a police report that the man who took the maid to report the rape had received RM100,000 for his efforts.

Ngeh also said the man was threatened with a gun to do so and wanted police to reopen the rape case. The Star reported that Ngeh believed a plot had been hatched against Yong, 49.

Last night, Perak Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu advised the Tronoh assemblyman to take leave from his duties in view of the case.

Yong told reporters today, after being charged, that he had not been convicted and there was no reason for him to take leave. He was also unhappy with the way police conducted their investigations.

The source told FMT that there are some who are defending Yong while others in DAP are urging that action be taken.

The source further said that Yong may have been close to two top Perak state DAP leaders and could have been the target of the federal group.

He said those who are aligned to the federal level are the target of state-level leaders and vice versa.

“Both sides still want their men to be the exco members or division chiefs,” he said.

“The two state DAP leaders want the federal-level DAP members to leave them alone but the federal-level leaders feel that they should have control of all states.

“As such, the tug of war for power is far from over.”

Tony Yong sabo by own party colleagues? DAP? I wonder???

Here are the 18 DAP ADUNs in Perak. You guess who's aligned with the federal DAP leaders and who's with Ngeh and cousin Nga?

1. N17 Pokok Assam Leow Thye Yih
2. N18 Aulong Nga Kor Ming
3. N22 Jalong Loh Sze Yee
4. N25 Canning Jenny Choy Tsi Jen
5. N26 Tebing Tinggi Dr. Abdul Aziz Bari - EXCO member
6. N27 Pasir Pinji Lee Chuan How - EXCO member
7. N28 Bercham Ong Boon Piow
8. N29 Kepayang Ko Chung Sen)
9. N30 Buntong Sivasubramaniam Athinarayanan
10. N31 Jelapang Cheah Poh Hian
11. N32 Menglembu Chaw Kam Foon
12. N33 Tronoh Yong Choo Kiong - EXCO member
13. N37 Pantai Remis Wong May Ing - EXCO member
14. N38 Astaka Teoh Yee Chow
15. N41 Malim Nawar Leong Cheok Keng
16. N42 Keranji Chong Zhemin
17. N55 Pasir Bedamar Terence Naidu
18. N57 Sungkai Sivanesan Achalingam - EXCO member

Problem is Perak's DUN is near to a hang-parliament, with 30 on the Pakatan side and 29 on the BN side.

On Pakatan side the DAP has 18 ADUNs, Amanah 6, PKR 4 and Pribumi (initially 1 but with a post GE14 frog) 2.

Why Azumu (Pribumi) gets to be MB with his party having only (originally) 1 ADUN, well, beats me. Best to ask MenHEN Lim KS, wakakaka.

Personally I doubt the DAP would have intra-party sabotage a la PKR. Either the dictatorship or discipline in the DAP would have prevented that.

Think of other Pakatan saboteurs, wakakaka.

Also read following extracts from FMT (wakakaka):

DAP’s CEC will decide on exco man’s fate, says Loke

Perak executive councillor Paul Yong Choo Kiong was charged in Ipoh, Perak, today with raping an Indonesian woman

Bernama pic

GEORGE TOWN: DAP national organising secretary Loke Siew Fook said the party has yet to decide on the fate of Paul Yong Choo Kiong, the Perak executive councillor who was today charged with raping an Indonesian woman.

Loke said any decision on whether Yong should go on leave from his exco duties until his trial is over would come from the party’s central executive committee (CEC), which has yet to meet on the case.

“We will let the legal matter take its course and, ultimately, the CEC will decide on this,” the transport minister said on the sidelines of an event here. Also present was party vice-chairman Chow Kon Yeow


  1. Why not from BN side? They all angels?

  2. The simplest and most likely explanation may be somebody is "gatal".

    Of course , he is innocent until proven otherwise.