DAP Secretary General, Lim Guan Eng may contest for the party Chairmanship in the upcoming DAP party polls, since the party’s constitution bars him from being re-elected as Secretary General for a third term.
According to a top source, Guan Eng may move to Chairmanship, in order to allow the ‘Lim Dynasty’ continue exerting influence over the party.
“Absolute power corrupts. It is not easy for the father amd son to let go after controlling the party for almost 50 years.”
“If allowed, the Guan Eng will definitely re-contest as Secretary General to continue his family’s influence over the party.”
“But our party constitution does not allow that due to an amendment made by the late Kerk Kim Hock.”
“Kim Hock limited the position to not more than two terms.”
“So Guan Eng has no choice but to move to another position.”
The source added, a two term limit would usually be about 10 years, but the current Secretary General has been in office for almost 18 years due to postponement after postponement of the party polls.
Kim Hock was DAP’s Secretary General from December 1999 to April 2004, succeeding Lim Kit Siang who held the position for 30 years betweem 1969 to 1999.
Lim Kit Siang and son, Lim Guan Eng have led DAP as Secretary General for a combined 48 years.