DAP drafting code of ethics for reps
GEORGE TOWN: DAP is drafting a code of ethics to ensure its assemblymen and members of parliament discharge their duties professionally.
DAP vice-chairman Chow Kon Yeow said the code of ethics must be adhered to by elected representatives.
“It will serve as a guideline on how elected representatives carry out their duties.
“When we are in the government, there are things we cannot do, like using government resources for the party,” he said at the state-level National Sports Day here yesterday.
Chow, however, did not say when the code of ethics would be completed.
He was commenting on an incident involving DAP’s Pengkalan Batu assemblyman Norhizam Hassan Baktee, who was embroiled in a shouting match with villagers of Kampung Pulau Nibong on Tuesday.
Chow said elected representatives must “keep their cool” when facing confrontations.
Chow, who is Penang chief minister, said he faced similar situations during townhall sessions and public forums in the state.
“As chief minister, I have to be patient for three to four hours.
“We must control our emotions.
“Otherwise, we will be the victims of our own emotions.”
He said the party would not take action against Norhizam as he had issued an apology.
Some 60,000 Penangites joined the National Sports Day here.
Present were State Secretary Datuk Seri Farizan Darus and Youth and Sports Committee chairman Soon Lip Chee.
Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow (second from right) flagging runners off at the state-level National Sports Day in Batu Uban yesterday.