Teng slams ex-DAP men

(The Star) – Selangor Speaker Datuk Teng Chang Khim has hit out at four DAP former members for demonstrating near the state assembly building, saying their action insulted the House.

He said the group should have brought their grouses to the attention of the relevant authorities instead of staging the demonstration.

The four former members were unhappy that their complaints to the Selangor Special Select Committee on Competency, Accountability and Transparency (Selcat) against several DAP leaders who they claimed were involved in corrupt practices were not investigated.

They held a peaceful demonstration at the building yesterday.

Former Serdang DAP member Yap Kon Min, who represented the group made up of members from the recently dissolved Sungai Pelek branch, told reporters he had brought three alleged corruption cases to Selcat since May but nothing had been done.

The cases involved four DAP leaders and officials Serdang MP Teo Nie Ching’s personal assistant, Chan Hung Guan, Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng, DAP member Tiew Way Keng and Kajang councillor Lee Kee Hiong.

Teng said Selcat did not investigate crime and corruption cases as its power was only confined to issues relating to the state administration.

“Bringing such issues and demonstrating near the state assembly was kind of insulting the House,” he said.

Yap made several allegations against Chan relating to Teo’s service centre and a MPPJ contrac

“Is Selcat going to investigate these matters? Or is it a kangaroo court that supports only DAP representatives? We do not want the committee to sweep these (matters) under the rug,” he said.

Lim said he had filed a defamation suit against Yap for his allegations.

He, however, refused to elaborate, saying the issue was now a court matter.

Teo, Tiew and Lee, could not be reached for comments.