KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) -- The Malay voice and agenda are likely to continue to be isolated from the DAP struggle as reflected in the outcome of the re-election for the party Central Executive Committee yesterday, according to a political analyst.
Dr Kamarul Zaman Yusoff said only two Malay leaders were in the committee following the election, necessitated by an order from the Registrar of Societies.
Of the six Malay leaders who contested the election, only party assistant publicity secretary Zairul Khir Johari was returned, with 649 votes, he said. The other leader, Mentakab state assemblyman Tengku Zulpuri Shah Raja Puji was appointed as a member of the CEC, he added.
Kamarul Zaman said the DAP call to champion the plight of the Malays was merely talk and just to draw support during the general election.
"How is the DAP going to champion the plight of the Malays (the people) outside the party if it cannot handle the plight of the Malays in the party?" said the director of the Institute for Malaysian Political Analysis (MAPAN) at Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) when contacted by Bernama today.....