‘CONSTITUENTS DISAPPOINTED IN KIT SIANG’ Yet to be registered parties, NGOs plan to topple govt, says JMM
MP’s 4-year absence from Gelang Patah unbecoming, says MCA deputy president
CHUAH BEE KIM
AND AHMAD FAIRUZ OTHMAN JOHOR BARU email@example.com
THE constant absence of Gelang Patah’s DAP member of parliament Lim Kit Siang in his constituency is unbecoming of a leader of his stature, said an MCA leader and constituents.
MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong said the fact that Lim was never around in the almost four years he was an elected representative in Johor proved that the DAP adviser was a “touch-and-go” leader.
“If constituents want an MP of calibre who can serve them, they would be disappointed in Lim. You will not find him in his constituency. He is like a frog who hops from one seat to another.
“The longest he has ever stayed in one seat was probably in Ipoh Timur, but in other times, he had been hopping from one seat to another. I do not think he will want to contest in Gelang Patah after this,” Wee told the New Straits Times yesterday.
Wee, who is also Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, said from the way Lim treated his constituents, it was obvious that his move to contest in Gelang Patah was merely for him to obtain power.
“He just wanted to get power and a seat. Voters in the constituency had high expectations from him to serve as an MP, but he has not fulfilled his responsibility.”
A poser on Lim’s services to Gelang Patah constituents was hotly debated following a photograph circulated via WhatsApp that showed a banner with his photo and written with: “Where is Uncle Kit Siang? Gelang Patah Misses You”.
Meanwhile, Gelang Patah Umno division chief Mohammad Khairi A. Malik said there were many issues such as damaged road and infrastructure, and flash floods in Gelang Patah, which were never addressed by Lim.
“It is not just him, but a majority of DAP elected representatives in Johor are seat warmers just like Lim. These DAP wakil rakyat are not local and they do not serve their voters.
“While other MPs visit their constituency every week or fortnight, Lim will only be seen during the festive season.”
However, Khairi urged the DAP stalwart to continue to contest in Gelang Patah so that he could bear witness to the end of his political career
“As an Umno division chief here, I welcome it if he decides to seek re-election. Voters will punish him in Gelang Patah for not serving them all this while,” said Khairi.
Gelang Patah resident Siti Noor Sepee, 34, said she was disappointed that her MP often discriminated the places he visited.
“He goes to the new villages and certain areas when he comes back to the constituency. I’ve never seen him visit the Malay community.”
Another resident, Datin Norhayati Yusof, said Lim’s service centre was often closed and there were no people manning it. PUTRAJAYA: Jaringan Melayu Malaysia (JMM) has alleged that two parties and four nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) currently in the process of being granted approval by the Registry of Societies (RoS), have received foreign funding to topple the government.
Its president, Datuk Azwanddin Hamzah, urged RoS to carry out detailed investigation on the individuals and parties which were in the midst of registering.
“We have evidence in the form of photographs of meetings between these individuals and their foreign funders, including American billionaire George Soros,” he said after submitting a memorandum to RoS here yesterday.
“We have evidence to prove the funding was for them to carry out measures to bring down the government.”
Other than Soros, Azwanddin said the parties and NGOs were receiving funding from The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) and other organisations based in the United States. When asked to reveal the names of the individuals involved, he said it would be done in due course.
“I am close to one of the three individuals involved.
“It is a shame that this person is engaging with foreigners for money.”
Azwanddin said he hoped R o S w o u l d r e v i e w i t s p r o c edures to approve the establishment of a party after considering its affiliation, including its funders.
“We don’t want any other parties such as Suaram and Bersih, which had received foreign funding and used it to create chaos in the country.
“Approving these parties will only make Malaysia vulnerable to foreign powers.”
Azwanddin, who hoped for a positive response from RoS, said he would reveal the names of those involved in receiving the foreign funding if RoS did not respond to JMM’s complaint.
Jaringan Melayu Malaysia president Datuk Azwanddin Hamzah (fourth from left) and JMM members showing copies of the memorandum, which were handed to the Registry of Societies in Putrajaya yesterday.
Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong
Lim Kit Siang