DAP would field Malay candidates in a number of places to reflect the party multi-racialism stance and bolster Malay supports.
Is that all it is, or it has other more sinister agenda?
Malaysiakini reported here today that the party would field UMNO renegade Mohd Ariff Sabri, a former UMNO assemblyman for Pulau Manis in Pahang as candidate for the Raub parliamentary constituency. Sabri fell out with Najib for not being selected as candidate in the 12th GE (General Elections). He is also a blogger known as SakmongkolAK47 and regularly used his blog to deliver brutal attacks on Najib and UMNO. Seen as a lightweight, a nobody and not a threat, those in UMNO ignored his rambling.
Another strong advocate of DAP is Aspan Alias, another UMNO dropout with a deep vengeance to make it even with UMNO. He may also be chosen to stand as candidate. His blog "Aspan Alias" also regularly delivers tirades of abuses against his former party.
DAP also announced that the party would field Tengku Zulpuri Shah Raja Puji, a member of the Pahang royal house, as candidate for Mentakab state assembly seat.
DAP, might have missed a heartbeat, not all member of the royal household are popular with the people.
Will DAP field more Malay puppets on a string to fulfil its ambition to be the leading party in Pakatan Rakyat.
I expect DAP to also field Malay candidates in Perak and Selangor, where it has better chance of becoming the lead party and DAP menteri besar could become a reality.
I called it to "circumnavigate the constitution" and sail through the loophole. Most state constitution in Peninsula Malaysia, with the exception of Melaka and Penang, only allow Malay Muslim as menteri besar.
It seems obvious DAP leaders are focused of getting the premiership for its party. The only way they can achieve this is to have Malay members of parliament in the party.
In the event they garnered more federal seats than PKR and PAS, the party can demand the PM post be given to its Malay MP.
This, maybe, the umpteenth time, I say DAP will be the biggest gainer in the 13th GE. Whether Pakatan makes it to Putrajaya or not, is another story.