DAP sacks three Perak party members, issues show cause letters to eight others

IPOH: DAP has sacked three state party members and issued show cause letters to eight others for assisting and being seen with two former party state assemblymen.

Its disciplinary committee chairman Chong Chieng Jen said on Tuesday (July 7) that Kong Lai Ling, Ng Sook Whye and Khi Poh Chong were sacked with immediate effect for actively helping Tronoh assemblyman Paul Yong Choo Kiong, who was sacked by the party.

“All three were involved in a counter-protest at Yong’s service centre over the protest by party grassroots members in the constituency.

“All were found to be actively helping Yong after he was sacked by the party and despite warnings issued not to be (associated) with state representatives who have been sacked or hopped to another party,” he said.

He added that the decisions were made after a meeting that was held on Tuesday (July 7).

“Kong has also taken up a post as a Batu Gajah district councillor under the Perikatan Nasional state government,” he said.

Chong said the committee had also identified the eight members present during the announcement by Buntong assemblyman A. Sivasubramaniam when he joined Gerakan on June 26.

Those present, he said, included D.V. Dan Adriel, J.P. Angeline Phillip, P. Murugiah, K.P.J. Joseph Hendry, Amir Abdullah, R. Marimutu, S. Theivanai and J.B. William John.

Yong, Sivasubramaniam and Titi Serong assemblyman Hasnul Zulkarnain Abdul Munaim, formerly of Amanah, declared themselves independents following the collapse of the Pakatan Harapan state government in March.

He also said the committee had suspended the membership of Loh Eng Soon for a year for tarnishing the names of state party leaders on his Facebook account.

“His action has also tarnished the name of the party.

“We once again stress that we will not tolerate any members who receive postings under the Perikatan government or who are still with or assisting any former party state representatives,” he said.

“Stern actions will be taken if there are complaints received,” he added.

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