Don’t let DAP bully you, Gerakan tells Penang PKR

GEORGE TOWN: A Gerakan leader has claimed that Penang PKR has “no real power” in the state following the dismissal of Kampung Juru Village Development and Security Committee (JKKK) chairman.

State Gerakan vice-chairman Oh Tong Keong (pic) said the sacking showed that Penang DAP was “once again bullying” Penang PKR.

“Before this, there was a freeze in allocations for PKR constituencies. Now, a JKKK chairman recommended by PKR is dismissed.

“This proves that Penang PKR has no real power and the party leaders dare not confront Penang DAP,” he said in a press statement yesterday.

Oh previously lashed out at Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng for withholding a state constituency grant for Penanti rep Dr Norlela Ariffin after she could not attend the Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas’ swearing-in ceremony in April.

Lim denied that the quarterly grants of RM50,000 were frozen but all assemblymen who failed to attend that ceremony had to explain their absence and itemise their plans for the grants before disbursement.

Oh urged Penang PKR deputy chairman Datuk Law Choo Kiang and Machang Bubok assemblyman Lee Khai Loon to take action.

“Don’t be a yes-man to DAP again and trade off the welfare of the people in your constituencies.

“A party without dignity is without soul and no different from a salted fish,” he added.

In response, Law said that PKR “knows how to handle its own party business.”

“Gerakan is being a busybody. It should mind its own business. We won’t fall into its trap,” said Law, who is state assembly Speaker.

State PKR vice-chairman Datuk Mohd Rashid Hasnon, who is Deputy Chief Minister I, said the constituency grants and JKKK chairman post were state administration matters that could be resolved.

“DAP and PKR work closely. In the Pakatan Harapan agreement, the state is led by DAP,” he added.





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