Media statement by Lim Kit Siang in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday, 16th May 2012:
Tunku Aziz - lets move on in our separate but still common destiny to create a clean Malaysia which upholds integrity, human rights and the just rule of law
I would have been the first to welcome any change of mind by Tunku Abdul Aziz about his resignation as DAP National Vice Chairman and DAP member but I fully respect his decision if his mind is set on resignation.
Over the decades, I have known Tunku Aziz as a man of principle and integrity and my views have not changed one dot, as Tunku Aziz would have known in our three recent meetings, twice at his house and the third time in Parliament.
If a parting of ways with his resignation from the party is unavoidable, let it be as gentlemanly as possible with the minimum of rancor and acrimony. Let us move on in our separate but still common destiny to create a new and clean Malaysia which upholds integrity, human rights and the just rule of law with an equal place under the Malaysian sun for every Malaysian.
Many thanks to Tunku Aziz for his services and contributions as DAP National Vice Chairman as well as the first DAP Senator from Penang.
*Lim Kit Siang, DAP Parliamentary Leader & MP for Ipoh Timor