Teng summoned by DAP disciplinary committee regarding tweet on Tee’s sacking

(The Star) – Selangor speaker Teng Chang Khim has been summoned by the DAP disciplinary committee over a tweet he posted in relation to the sacking of Klang municipal councillor Tee Boon Hock from the party.

DAP disciplinary committee chairman Tan Kok Wai said Teng would have to enlighten the committee on what he meant with the tweet at a hearing fixed for Aug 12.

“The statement is very clear. If he says the real culprit is freed, it means that the innocent one has been punished.

“This is tantamount to questioning the credibility of the DC (disciplinary committee). It means that the DC has acted unfairly and unprofessionally by prosecuting the innocent,” he said at a press conference at DAP headquarters here on Sunday.

Teng had tweeted ‘’OMG! Real culprit freed’’ on Saturday night after it was announced earlier that Tee would be sacked from DAP with immediate effect.

Tan said Teng, as a party leader and chairman of the Selangor Select Committee on Competency, Accountability and Transparency, had the responsibility to uphold the good name of the party as well as to ensure justice was served.

“Teng could provide information to us and name the real culprit,” he said.

Tee is alleged to have used a state exco member’s official letterhead and seal by writing his own letters of support to obtain contracts for his cronies and a family member.

Tan said Selangor exco member Ronnie Liu has also been hauled up over allegations made by Tee that Liu, the Pandamaran assemblyman, was fully aware of the Tee’s action.

Tan also clarified that Tee was a councillor when he gave a recommendation letter to a company, in which his son was a shareholder.

“Tee was appointed as councillor on July 1, 2008 and we have obtained a recommendation letter to the company dated Aug 12, 2008.

“So it is not truth to say that Tee was not yet the councillor,” he said, adding that the disciplinary council would also call 15 contractors, which Tee had given the recommendation letters, to testify on the same day.