Teresa Kok: DAP never kept silent on crucial issues

Kow Gah Chie

Modified 22 Apr 2019, 3:52 am

INTERVIEW | DAP never kept silent on many prominent issues, as its critics claim, the party's deputy secretary-general Teresa Kok said.

Being known as a vocal party, DAP is now being criticised for not being critical on many prominent issues and unable to keep the federal cabinet in check when there is a policy flip-flop and promises made that are not fulfilled.

Particularly, critics have likened the DAP of today to the MCA, which was seen as docile when it was in power, together with the other BN members, up to May 2018.

"I don't think that DAP is a party that kept silent," Kok rebutted in an interview with Malaysiakini and KiniTV when questioned on this matter.

She said she felt that the critics of the DAP wanted the party to continue like an opposition state and slam (the ruling government) whenever it was unhappy with an issue.

"Of course, we still speak out (when necessary). But how do we do that? Should we do it openly, just like previously in Lynas issues where two cabinet ministers hit the headlines?

"Is this what you call voicing out for the people? No, I don't think so," said Kok, who is also primary industries minister...

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