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Stop being 'Double-Standard Action Party', Gerakan Youth tells DAP

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Gerakan Youth chief Tan Keng Liang has criticised DAP over its central executive council's decision to postpone the party polls to focus on the next general election.

He said the postponement would in effect also prolong the tenure of its secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, who is not allowed to contest more than two terms.

"Gerakan Youth is surprised over DAP’s sudden decision to postpone their party polls after the alleged corruption case faced by their secretary-general.

"In the past, DAP leaders had portrayed as if the postponement of party elections by BN component parties are undemocratic," he added in a media statement.

Tan said while Gerakan Youth agreed it is the rights of political parties to do so if it is within their constitutional rights, DAP should not have condemned other parties for doing the same.

"That is a form of double standard," he added.

In another recent example, Tan said DAP allowed Lim to remain as Penang chief minister despite calls for him to go on leave pending his case.

"In the past, DAP leaders said that any of our country's leaders who are charged with corruption must go on leave pending the outcome of the trial.

"However, again, why such principle is not applicable on Lim?" he asked.

Therefore, Tan said Gerakan Youth urged DAP to stop preaching "principles" which the party is not willing to follow.

"Such political hypocrisy should be discontinued by them. DAP should stop being a ‘Double-standard Action Party’," he added.

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