by Lim Guan Eng | Malaysia Chronicle
DAP condemns BN for exploiting the police Special Branch as their political tool to undermine public confidence in PR to help BN win the next general elections. Special Branch chief assistant director of the E2(M) national social extremist threat division Mohd Sofian Md Makinuddin was quoted by national news agency Bernama on Thursday as claiming that JI elements were trying to infiltrate PAS while the communist elements were trying to infiltrate the DAP.
DAP has no knowledge of any communist infiltration and has no relationship with any communist elements. Mohd Sofian and the Special Branch behaved unprofessionally and irresponsibly by choosing to go public without first informing the DAP top leadership. This is a shameful act of political opportunism by Special Branch to make a baseless attack on DAP without needing to show proof.
Show evidence to the public
Would Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishamudin Tun Hussein Onn dare to direct Special Branch to show evidence to the public how communists are infiltrating the DAP? If Hishamudin fails to do so, then it is the Special Branch that is infiltrated by UMNO! Such desperate tactics are just like UMNO who question DAP’s loyalty to Malaysia even though DAP top leaders had not obtained an Australian Permanent Resident like a MCA Minister.
Why is the police Special Branch still fighting communists when the former Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Rahim Nor and not PR that had signed a peace agreement with the Communist Party of Malaya on 2 December 1989. If Special Branch is so intent on fighting communists, then they should be fully ashamed for failing to perform their duty by acting against UMNO Youth President Khairy Jamaludin.
Why wasn't Khairy arrested
Should not then Khairy Jamaluddin be arrested and charged for trying to revive communism by setting up a permanent secretariat on October 12 2009 to strengthen ties between Barisan Nasional Youth and the Communist Youth League of China (CYL)? Barisan Youth chairman Khairy Jamaluddin had said that the permanent secretariat would facilitate continuous bilateral programmes to promote a stronger bond between the two entities. This is not a government to government relationship but party to party direct linkage.
Compared to the alleged infiltration into DAP by communists, the permanent secretariat between CYL and UMNO Youth is a direct linkage made knowingly, consciously and with full consent by Khairy Jamaludin. Special Branch top officers like Mohd Sofian should resign for failing to act against Khairy and UMNO Youth for forging a direct relationship with the CYL but instead has chosen to find communist shadows in the DAP when there are none.
Opposition leaders were not spared
Even when top DAP leaders were detained without trial under the infamous Internal Security Act, none of the top leaders were charged with communist links. Neither has Special Branch objected to the Malaysian government establishing diplomatic ties not only with China but also with Marxists regimes like Cuba. Linking DAP with communists is an electoral ploy and part of the political agenda of the Special Branch to frighten Malay voters to support UMNO and BN.
This latest smear campaign by Special Branch against the DAP is part of UMNO’s 3Ds tactics of denial of their own communist links, dirty tactics to scare the voters and deception to link PR with communists and extremists. Such desperate 3D tactics can no longer work because the people do not want to live and grope in the dark. The people yearn to live in the light with human dignity, integrity, freedom of information, truth, justice and democracy.
LIM GUAN ENG IS THE DAP SECRETARY-GENERAL & PENANG CHIEF MINISTER