The levers of power moved in some `myterious’ ways in Malaysia: as if to induce a resigned rep to retract his resignation the Penanti ex-assemblyperson had his reported and fully investigated corruption case dropped. Again as if to avoid a resignation by another rep who was arrested under ISA the ISA detainee was released! Now there seems to a `license’ to be involved in any cases: just threaten to resign and some panic will set in, and…
This is pure speculation.Don’t let it become truth.
Jawi rep threatens to quit
Thursday June 11, 2009 MYT 4:12:25 PM
GEORGE TOWN: Jawi assemblyman Tan Beng Huat has tendered a undated letter of
resignation to the party and will quit the state seat if the allegation that
he misused a RM2,000 allocation for a karaoke set was found to be true.
The letter was given to Penang DAP chairman Chow Kon Yeow during a press
conference at the party’s headquarters here Thursday.
At another press conference, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng claimed that
Nibong Tebal DAP chairman Teh Hock Yong, who made a report on the matter
with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) that the karaoke set
was only worth RM450, did not get along with Tan.
Lim also said both he and Chow Kon Yeow were not informed of the issue.
“He has never lodged any complaints to us. What I know is that he does not
get along with Tan,” he said.
Lim also said the district office would be answerable if the allegation was
found to be true.
He said district offices released the funds and did the purchase once an
application was approved by assemblymen.
He said Tan merely approved a sponsorship application meant for the
Persatuan Amal Chin Chee Kok and was not involved in buying the karaoke set.
“Does Tan benefit when the purchase was done by the district office?
“The role of the assemblymen is only to approve applications.
“If the allegation is true, then the district office would have to answer
because they were the one who disbursed the money and did the necessary
purchases,” he said.
He said he has directed State Financial Officer Farizan Darus to investigate
Lim welcomed MACC to investigate his men for corruption once a report was
“As far as corruption is concerned, the state government and the party have
never prevented anyone from exposing corruption or lodging reports on it.
“If there are wrongdoings, there would be no cover up. We would not hesitate
to take stern action, including sacking members and elected
representatives,” said Lim.