Tony Pua’s remarks on Umno is uncalled for

DAP secretary-general Loke Siew Fook says former Damansara MP Tony Pua’s remarks on Umno last night were uncalled for.

At a DAP fundraising dinner here last night, Pua said Pakatan Harapan (PH) supporters must prove that “a multiracial party that is clean and not corrupt” could do better “than corrupt coalitions (sic) like Barisan Nasional, Umno and Bersatu”.

Such attacks on key coalition partners in the unity government should not have been made and are uncalled for,” Loke said in a statement.

“Anyone in DAP who cannot mind their tongue is not welcome to speak at DAP events.

Loke added that DAP’s top leadership decided to cooperate with other political coalitions in order to achieve political stability, and as such, any provocative statements against coalition partners in the unity government were not in line with the party’s position.

He also said that Pua no longer holds any position in DAP and his comments last night were in his personal capacity and did not represent the party in any way.

On the same development, Umno Supreme Council member Isham Jalil said DAP can leave Umno and the latter is ready to become the Opposition.