Sunday, August 24, 2008

Tunku Abdul Aziz Joins DAP

Our search for talent, regardless of race or age, to join DAP has not ended in the last elections. And the latest talent to have joined DAP is certainly no small fry, but instead someone whom many would regard as a towering Malaysian, and he is none other than Tunku Abdul Aziz.

Tunku was formerly the vice-chairman of Transparency International and founder President of the Kuala Lumpur Society for Transparency and Integrity, the Malaysian Chapter of Transparency International. He was also formerly Bank Negara adviser, Group Director of Sime Darby and Director of Commonwealth Secretariat. He has even been appointed by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan as the Special Adviser on the Establishment of the Ethics Office. Read his short bio here.

Many of you would definitely have read his many columns and reports in the media as well.

At the same time, he has been co-opted into the Central Executive Committee as one of our five national vice-chairmen. I certainly think that Tunku is one big catch. ;-) The full CEC list is blogged here.


amoker said...

Congrats Tony.

And am excited at the news that Tunku Aziz joins DAP. Indeed i agree that DAP is the party that tries very hard to practice what it says.

Anonymous said...

A Very Big Congrats to YB Tony for being newly elected into the DAP CEC!

We will support you & DAP all the way until & beyond YAB Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim takes over on 16th September 2008!

Congrats to Tunku Abdul Aziz for joining us as a DAP Life Member too and we are looking forward to welcome Tunku with his international experience & contribution
to the party and PR government.

Once again, we welcome Tunku to DAP!

Makkal Sakthi.

Andrew P.

Anonymous said...

Irrespective of what other people say, I always regard DAP as a multiracial party and most importantly, a party that doesn't mix religions with politics.

I believe many Malays, who are also Muslims by definition, are of the same view that Islam should not be mixed up with politics, and that is the reason why we see Tunku Abdul Aziz decided to join DAP, though he does not expressly said so for obvious reason.

I wish to see more Malays, especially the technocrats and professionals, join DAP.

Bravo and congratulations to you, DAP and of course, Tunku Abdul Aziz.

Anonymous said...

By the way, is it true that a taxi driver was the one who brought Tunku into the DAP fold?

if it is, you guys should recognise the taxi driver Bryan.

Anonymous said...

agree, DAP should put in more effort in recruiting Malays, I believe there are many more open minded Malays that does not believe mixing religion and race with politics, DAP is by far the one and only party that stands with their principle through out all these years.

I think what DAP needs now is a common agenda, people wants change and what is change? Obama's campaign mention about change but I don't see the change he is talking about.

Make a statement, written statement of something like:

- One library for each town.
- One proper and well equipped community hall and recreation center for each town.

Politics is not just about fighting corruption, it is not about telling people how corrupt the other party is, I believe politics is about coming up with a solution - economically, and socially that benefits all Malaysians.

I think it is time for PR to have a common symbol (open competition) like BN, and possibly rope in a local party in sabah and sarawak. Localization is important. PR appears to be so fragile with only 3 parties, need a few more and sabah and sarawak proves to be an ideal choice.