How many of us still remember the former Sarawak DAP Chairman, the late Wong Ho Leng and his story? What about the late Karpal Singh’s driver C. Selvam? Or maybe you have not heard of them but it is important to know their story.
For a start, the two of them are so call “servant to the DAP” in different capacities.
C. Selvam was Karpal Singh’s driver in the tragic accident that killed the Tiger of Jelutong in 2014. He was arrested and charged for dangerous driving. He spent many days in jail because none of the hundreds of thousands of DAP leaders, members and supporters could be bothered to post his bail of just RM 5000.00. He was completely forgotten or choose to be forgotten. The reason? It is simple. He is no longer of use to the DAP. Besides, he was deemed as the one directly or indirectly responsible for their dear leader’s death. There is no such thing as innocent until proven guilty when it comes to dealing with Selvam’s case.
It took Datuk Huan Cheng Guan, the vice president of Parti Cinta Malaysia to post the bail of RM 5000.00 so that Selvam do not need to spend his days in the prison awaiting trial. In the end, Selvam, with the help of lawyer Baljit Singh from Gerakan who took up the case pro bono was acquitted 14th June 2016.
The late Wong Ho Leng was a sort of a hero to the DAP in Sarawak. He was also dubbed the giant killer for sending SUPP’s leaders into retirement after beating them in the state election. However, the late hero, during his last moments after suffering from brain cancer was forgotten by the DAP. His family was struggling to foot his enormous medical bill. There was no donation drive by the DAP to collect money to help to ease his family’s burden. The reason? Just is simple, just like C. Selvam - Wong can no longer contribute to the DAP. Besides that, Wong was dying. Why help a dying person who can no longer contribute to the DAP? In the end, the state government under the leadership of Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem contributed RM 1 million to the family.
Two days ago, DAP supremo’s son, party’s secretary general and Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng was charged in court. I need not elaborate the huh hah that resulted from it but immediately, DAP went into nationwide campaign to ask for RM10 donation from Malaysian to fund Lim Guan Eng’s bail of RM 1 million.
Well, there are more double standard practices by the DAP towards its MPs or their family. Just ask the family of the late Seah Leong Peng, the former MP for Teluk Intan. Or better still, ask Wee Choo Keong, the former DAP MP for Bukit Bintang.
Conclusion is: if you are useful to DAP, if you are the privileged son or daughter in DAP and if your plight is beneficial for the DAP’s agenda, you will get the help. Otherwise, you rot in jail like Selvam or you look for your own fund.