KUALA LUMPUR: Sungai Pelek assemblyman Ronnie Liu will be referred to DAP’s disciplinary committee over his open letter which rebuked Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s leadership.
DAP organising secretary Anthony Loke Siew Fook said the party leadership viewed Liu’s statement as a “serious sabotage” to destabilise and divide the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government.
“As the party’s organising secretary,I will refer him to the disciplinary committee.
“It is his personal statement, which is irresponsible. It does not represent DAP’s stand.
“No leader in PH, including (those from) DAP, can question the coalition (its leadership).
“PH is formed by four parties — Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, PKR, Parti Amanah Negara and DAP.
“We won the 14th General Election on PH’s platform.
“That is the mandate given to us by the people to lead the government under Dr Mahathir’s leadership,” Loke said in a statement posted on Facebook today.
Liu in an opinion piece titled “Mahathir: The Paper Tiger” hit out at the prime minister over several issues and questioned his leadership at the helm, including on matters pertaining to the transition of the premiership, controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik and crossovers of former Umno leaders into PH.
He also claimed Dr Mahathir had perceived himself as “all-powerful” and sowed “discord” among PH components. Liu also pointed out that it was possible for all PH parties with the help of Upko and Parti Warisan Sabah to form a government without Bersatu.
Loke reiterated that talks on sidelining component members should not have taken root.
“No single leader from any component parties of PH should talk about exclusion of any component parties.
“This is a very strong message not only to Liu, but to everyone in PH.
“No one should ever try to destabilise PH. We will never tolerate that.
“We are committed to PH. We want to show our seriousness in upholding the unity of PH.”