Recently the DAP stated that it in fact does not need the Deputy Prime Minister post as some are speculating. In a recent rebuttal to the all the talk swirling around that Lim Kit Siang or his son Lim Guan Eng will hold the position of deputy Prime Minister. ( here )
Of course all of the above is contingent on some electoral misfortune whereby DAP-led Pakatan were to win the 14th general election.
The manner in which DAP’S response came is much like the Mukhriz’ when he said that he did not want to be Prime Minister; and he doesn’t even believe that.
The DAP sees it as a no lose situation. If they are offered the post of deputy Prime Minister, they will certainly accept it. The DAP is perfectly content to have a Bumi face as the front man or cough…woman ( Datuk Wan Azizah) as they will be ever present controlling the ship from behind the scenes.
Ironically, many Malays still do not see how those like the DAP and Tun Mahathir are just using Malays to further their own private agendas.
PAS evidently smelled a rat and therefore distanced itself from the DAP.
Now with the latest news of yet another secret deal on who would the choice for Prime Minister under the scenario if Pakatan Harapan wins PAS is saying they will avoid those political parties which are advocating that scenario as well.
It is with some note of interest that when it comes PAS the DAP is strangely silent. Previously when the topic turned to PAS, the Lims (Kit Siang and Guan Eng) had no trouble when it came to expressing their views. Now it seems that they are either walking on egg shells or getting their hirelings (Amanah) to voce any critique towards PAS.
In some perverse way, Lim Kit Siang and his DAP have a love hate desire towards PAS.
They love the fact that they improve the DAP’S Malay numbers during elections and hate everything else PAS stands for.
The DAP knows that they have an uphill battle trying to get PAS to return so now they are trying to trick the rakyat with the Anwar Ibrahim carrot. The believe that just mentioning the former de facto leader’s Anwar name would cause the rakyat to stir. (here)
Still after all is said and done, the DAP really does not care which puppet they place in Putrajaya as they will be the ones pulling the strings.
Therefore it is plausible no probable for the DAP to not want the DPM post as they will be the ones controlling the Pakatan PM!