Conflict between DAP and PKR over MPSP chief’s post Press statement by Penang Gerakan secretary Ong Thean Lye - Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia

Conflict between DAP and PKR over MPSP chief’s post Press statement by Penang Gerakan secretary Ong Thean Lye

All are not well in the Pakatan Rakyat state government with PKR members boycotting the swearing-in ceremony today of Seberang Prai Municipal Council president Mokhtar Mohd Jait, said Penang Gerakan secretary Ong Thean Lye.

In a statement, Ong said there seemed to be a conflict between the DAP and PKR over the appointment of Maktar, the former Seberang Prai Utara district officer. 
“There is a tussle between the two political parties, with PKR wanting to put its man in charge of MPSP. On the other hand, it seems that DAP views giving the post to PKR will only strengthen the latter’s influence in Seberang Prai,” said Ong. 

Ong said PKR apparently wanted to control the Seberang Prai Municipal Council, which is the largest municipality in Peninsular Malaysia, 

Ong also blasted Penang PKR chairman Zahrain Hashim for implying that politicians and journalists were opportunists.

Ong said Zahrain gave the impression that PKR leaders and members were only fighting for their personal interests, instead of for the people.

“It is their business if PKR leaders and members want to be opportunists but it is extremely unfair to say journalists are also opportunists,” said Ong. 

PKR whip in the MPSP, Johari Kassim, had blasted Lim for allegedly running the state “like his own backyard”. 

Johari insisted that the post should be allocated to PKR, and that the party was not consulted when deciding on the appointment.

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