Klang leaders back Karpal’s proposal

Karpal Singh

(The Star) – DAP grassroots leaders here have come out to back Karpal Singh’s “one candidate, one seat” proposal.

Seven party branches from Klang, led by Taman Chi Liung Indah DAP branch chairman K. Yogasigamany, said they supported Karpal’s proposal as there were many qualified leaders in the party.

They said the party should acknowledge the hard work put in by the party’s grassroots by nominating some of them as election candidates.

Yogasigamany said those who objected to Karpal’s proposal did not understand the people’s needs as they were “parachuted” in.

“Grassroots leaders are people-oriented who have been serving the rakyat.

“Why have these people not been nominated?” he asked in a statement yesterday.

The other branches are Southern Klang, Taman Gembira, Klang, Bukit Tinggi, Ehsan and Teluk Pulai.

Yogasigamany added that 14 DAP branches had collectively sent a memorandum recommending five grassroots’ leaders to be chosen as the candidate for the Kota Alam Shah seat.

However, he said they had yet to receive a response from state or national-level leaders.