Former DAP Sungai Pelek parliament liaison committee member Tan Tuan Tat also cliams that the DAP disciplinary board made the announcement to sack him before sending him any letter.
K Pragalath, FMT
KAJANG: Former DAP Sungai Pelek parliament liaison committee member Tan Tuan Tat today questioned the party’s logic in sacking him after he announced he quit DAP.
“How can DAP sack me after I had quit the party?” Tuan Tat asked, when contacted today.
Tuan Tat, who was also Selangor DAP auditor and Taman Sungai Pelek branch chairman, bowed out of the party on Thursday after raising issues relating to Selangor government-linked corporation, Talam Sdn Bhd, and expressing dissatisfaction against Selangor DAP leadership for sacking him simply because he was a strong supporter of Sungai Pinang state representative and Selangor State Legislative Assembly speaker Teng Chang Kim.
“I publicly announced that I quit the party at 12 noon and faxed a letter to DAP headquarters at 2.45pm,” he said.
Tuan Tat was supposed to be attending a second disciplinary hearing at 4pm on that day as a result of a complaint against him by Salak Baru branch secretary Lee Kwi Keong in March, this year.
He was accused of creating 149 phantom members for the formation of three branches in Sungai Pelek.
Tan said he was surprised to read press reports quoting DAP disciplinary committee chairman and Cheras MP Tan Kok Wai announcing that he was sacked with immediate affect.
Tuan Tat also claimed that he never received a letter in black and white to say that he was booted out of the party.
“The last letter I received from DAP was a notification informing me to attend the hearing,” said Tuan Tat.
Meanwhile in a related development, Sungai Pelek coordinator P Sivakumar issued a statement on Saturday and clarified that Tuan Tat’s expulsion was due to the latter’s dishonesty in creating bogus branches.