Why no action against councillor, DAP?

Questions are being asked why the DAP disciplinary committee did not take action over irregularities that came to light during the RCI’s hearing on Teoh Beng Hock’s death.

(Free Mlaysia Today) – Alleged irregularities over transactions involving a DAP local government councillor and the party were revealed in the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into the death of Teoh Beng Hock in June last year.

A Pakatan Rakyat source asked why the party’s disciplinary committee had not acted against Kajang councillor Lee Kee Hiong, who had been found “guilty” by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) of having “a clash of interest”.

Lee is also the co-owner of a private firm, WSK Services.

“Why isn’t there any internal inquiry by the disciplinary committee? Why isn’t there any action even though the RCI report was released to the public in June last year?” asked the source.

Lee is also the personal aide of Selangor executive council member Ean Yong Hian Wah. Ean Yong is Sri Kembangan state assemblyman and Selangor DAP secretary.

The testimony in the RCI revealed that WSK Services deposited money to Serdang Aman DAP branch’s bank account after obtaining it as an upfront for a business transaction .

Serdang Aman DAP branch is within the Sri Kembangan state constituency.

Lee claimed during the RCI hearing that she obtained the money from the party as upfront cash.

“However Ean Yong testified that he was not aware of such practices and will investigate the matter. There is no such thing yet,” said the source who showed FMT news reports of Ean Yong’s denial which appeared in the Chinese media and the RCI report.

Company director a bankrupt

The source also said that Ean Yong had given various projects to WSK Services between September and December 2008 on the grounds that it had a good track record.

“How can WSK have a good track record when it was only registered on July 3, 2008? Already, the company has obtained tender projects in various places such as Serdang and Kuala Kubu Baru,” the source said.

The source also pointed out that the co-owner of WSK, Lee Wye Leng, is a bankrupt and yet was able to get funding from DAP. Wye Leng is also Lee’s uncle.

“Wye Leng in his testimony claimed that the money from the DAP was a loan, but Ean Yong denied it,,” said the source.

According to copies of the four CIMB cheques amounting to RM4,000 which were made available to FMT, two firms were involved – WSK Services and Hong Chae Enterprise.

Copies of the cheques have also been published in a blog, Truth for Teoh Beng Hock.

The source said the transactions between the branch and the company clearly violated Clause 24 (7) of the DAP’s constitution, which states that any expenditure exceeding RM400 at any one time shall not be incurred by the branch treasurer without the prior sanction of the branch committee.

“Hence the question now is, why is there no action taken by the disciplinary committee?” the source asked.