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LETTER FROM THE RAKYAT

PAS research director’s (PPP) revisit on old allegations of DAP-Israel relationship has open the floodgates once again. The allegations were first made four years ago by Lim Guan Eng’s former special officer Mohamed Razali Abd Rahman. Razali alleged that Israeli intelligence trained DAP strategists, USD$300 million was offered to DAP during the last general election by Israeli forces, and an Israeli Air Force base would be built in Malaysia if the Opposition captures Putrajaya.

These are very serious allegations and if left unaddressed, can single-handedly be the reason the Opposition fails to capture Putrajaya. Although the allegations may seem far-fetched, nothing can be taken too lightly. DAP’s Prof Ramasamy said that there was no credibility in the allegations and hence they need not reply to them.

The Opposition reacted in the exact manner in 2013 when Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim held numerous meetings with top leaders of Philippine’s Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) who were responsible for the Sabah invasion. They condemned and ridiculed Hishammuddin for supposedly plucking such stories out of the air. However, pictures of Nurul Izzah Anwar secretly dining with Princess Jacel Kiram have more or less confirmed that the Anwar family does share close ties with the Sulu Sultanate. It is not just the act of having dinner, but the posing together holding banners to free Anwar justifies Hisham’s claim. Nurul Izzah’s explanation to the whole thing was so mindless that it put people like Ahmad Maslan to shame.

Although DAP’s stalwart Lim Kit Siang said that DAP would file a lawsuit against such demeaning allegations, I hope they walk the talk this time. In 2014, Lim Guan Eng sternly threatened to sue a PAS central working committee member over allegations of impropriety in awarding of the Penang Tunnel Project. However, junior Lim failed to convert words into action and no legal suit commenced.

I personally feel that allegations by Razali are untrue simply because the late Tok Guru Nik Abdul Aziz would never have condoned such an act. Nevertheless, it is something DAP has to rebuke because the allegations were made by people from its inner circle. Until the Opposition completely sever ties with PAS, the latter will always be seen as a disgruntled wife. What PAS is to the Opposition is similar to what team-Mahathir is to BN.

We have all witnessed how the BN government “sued” the Wall Street Journal. It was more talk and literally zero action. Hence, many alleged that BN is guilty due to its silence and lack of litigation action. If DAP fails to seriously take up a legal suit against the four-year-old accusations, then perhaps it is guilty, too. Pushing the allegations under the carpet and remaining silent for four years is bad enough. Not taking further action now would be a final nail in the coffin. The honours lie on DAP to falsify the allegations, unless there is some truth to the matter.

KARAMJIT GILL

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