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Own survey shows trust deficit for DAP due to Guan Eng case

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Zaidi Azmi
Written by Zaidi Azmi

But survey was conducted only by assemblyman and his team

KUALA LUMPUR – December 29, 2016: A DAP assemblyman has admitted that the corruption case involving Lim Guan Eng has dented the party’s approval rating among fence-sitters.

Ng Suee Lim of Sekinchan came to that conclusion based on the findings of a survey by himself and his team following the Barisan Nasional’s  victories in the by-elections in Sungai Besar and Kuala Kangsar in June.

"We will continue to organise more ‘jamuan makan malam’ (dinners) to lay out the case facts of Lim’s issue so that they hear both sides of the story." - Ng

“We will continue to organise more jamuan makan malam (dinners) to lay out the case facts of Lim’s issue so that they hear both sides of the story.” – Ng

Ng told The Mole that the cause of the DAP’s popularity dip was largely due to Lim’s case relating to his purchase of a bungalow at below market price.

“Those on the fence are starting to doubt our integrity. Some even likened the controversy as the same as that which landed Khir Toyo (former Selangor Mentri Besar Mohamad Khir Toyo) in jail.

“They were misinformed and are now dancing to the tune of BN’s propaganda and DAP has limited resources in disseminating information (about Lim’s case) because we have no access to the mainstream media

“We will continue to organise more jamuan makan malam (dinners) events to lay out the facts of Lim’s case so that the people may hear both sides of the story,” said Ng.

Lim, who is the DAP secretary-general and Penang chief minister, was charged for corruption and accused of abusing his position regarding the purchase.

But despite the dip in support, Ng insists that the DAP still has the full support of its staunch supporters. He also claimed that the number of Malays and Indians who support the party has steadily increased.

“Right now we are in phase two of our pre-election campaign and so far we have been meeting with young voters, especially those in Selangor.

“The next phase will begin after Chinese New Year where we will organise more community activities and brief the people on what changes PH (Pakatan Harapan) will bring if we win the next general election,” Ng said.

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Zaidi Azmi

Zaidi Azmi

Despite becoming The MOLE's journalist in 2014, he still has a hard time traversing the city. If he is not lost, this northern kampung boy can be found struggling to make some sense out of the Malaysian political sphere.