Of course, the beauty of being in the opposition is that you can make all kinds of empty promises (read: LIES) and do not need to be worry about accountability. When GE 12 was over, Penang was ruled by DAP-Pakatan. Even during the first few month, Lim Guan Eng, the Chief Minister which was unilaterally appointedby Lim Kit Siang...errr I meant to say...democratically elected as Chief Minister by DAP, tried to spin his way out of his promises prior to GE 12.
As times past by, many of the liberals and socialist NGOs in Penang who supported DAP in GE12 were horrified that Guan Eng has not make an effort to keep to his promise to have a local city election. For 2 and half years, DAP did not give a damn about the grumbling from the liberals and socialist camps. For DAP, it is more worthwhile moving Chinese voters all over Penang so that there will be no more Malay majority area than entertaining the text book geek.
Of late, rumours coming from the DAP-Pakatan camp suggest that GE will be held in a couple of months time. Of course this is complete rubbish but if DAP-Pakatan wants to believe it, who cares? Believing that GE 13 is coming soon, DAP needed a way to attract back the disillusioned voters and supporters in Penang. One of the ways to achieve this goal is to come out with a mock local election instead of a real one.
10. The position of councillors is a very useful political tool. LGE is not a Penangnite. Just like Zaid Ibrahim, he is a loser who got beaten in his hometown of Malacca in his party election. With the help of Big Papa, he managed to overstep many DAP warlords in Penang and became chief minister. In order to calm down the warlords, many of them (or their families) were rewarded with position of councillors. So much for accountability and transparency huh?
Judging from the people who attended, the funding and the organization of the event, one can almost say that this was like having a DAP party election. Just like its sister party, PKR, DAP pride itself as a true multi-cultural political party. In many ways, PKR is very much like DAP. Take for example the PKR party election which are being held at the moment. It is almost certain who will be at the helm of PKR :
De facto leader : Anwar Ibrahim (Husband) - No such position in the constitution!?
President : Wan Azizah (Wife) - Figurehead + Impotent
DP : Azmin Ali - 2nd Boss
VP : Nurul Izzah (Child)
AMK : Shamsul Iskandar
KW : Zuraida Kamaruddin
Now let us look at DAP :
De facto leader: Lim Kit Siang (Father) - No such position in the constitution!?
Chairman : Karpal Singh - Figurehead + Impotent
SC : Lim Guan Eng (Child) - 2nd Boss
DC : Tan Seng Giaw
TR : Fong Kui Lun
OS : Teresa Kok
I am sure DAP virgin sheep will come and scream, "Liar! DAP is a true multi-party unlike UMNO! We have Indians as Vice Chairman as well!!!". True, DAP do have Indian both as one of five (1/ 5) Vice chairman (i.e. Kulasegaran).
This is the same M.Kulasegaran who was bitch slapped right, centre and left by DAP Perak in the recently concluded DAP Perak party election. You see, M.Kulasegaran is the DAP's Indian mascot in order to prove it is a multi-racial party. Recently he fought with Ngeh Khoo Ham and Nga Kor Ming. On paper you would expect that a Vice Chairman will be more respected than Deputy Secretary and Asst Treasurer. But nope, in DAP, such figure is just a mascot or what HINDRAF call as mandore.
Back to the sham local election, 284 people participated in it. LOL. Yep...bloody 284 representing 1.5++ million Penangnites. One might be forgiven to think that those 284 came from one of DAP branches in Penang judging from the "highly diverse" group of people who voted.
Bearing in mind that the ratio of the population in Penang are 43% (Malay), 41% (Chinese) and 9.5% (Indian) Others (6%) let us look at the breakdown of the nominees.
For the position of MPPP, there were 3 Malays, 11 Chinese, 1 Indian. For the position MPSP, there were 2 Malays, 5 Chinese and 2 Indians. Well tak apalah...maybe that is the ratio of population in the multi-party DAP. LOL.
Result of MPPP : 4 Chinese, 1 Indian
Result of MPSP : 3 Chinese, 2 Indian
Oh well...at least LGE can now say "See... I already keep my promise lor." Plus LGE can also say that both Election Commissioner plus the odd 284 attendee endorsed DAP no plastic bag policy (WTF? Didn't Big Papa told us that EC should be free from Govt pressure?!)