KUALA LUMPUR, March 2 -- DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said the party must do its best to cement a Malaysian middle ground that will prevent those obsessed with racial conflict and religious confrontation from destroying the nation.

Referring to DAP's upcoming 55th anniversary on March 18, he said the politics of dominance and hegemony is no longer viable, and only the politics of inclusiveness can sustain a genuine political partnership based on empathy, mutual respect and trust.

"We celebrate our anniversary as a principled, progressive and policy-driven political movement contributing towards building a united, fair, free and prosperous Malaysia," Lim said in a statement.

The Bagan MP said the party managed to transform itself ...