Two ex-DAP grassroot leaders hit out at Selangor councillors Kok and Liu

(The Star) – Two former DAP grassroot leaders have hit out at Selangor executive councillors Teresa Kok and Ronnie Liu, claiming that they were experts at “cover ups”.

Sacked Serdang DAP member Yap Kon Min said he had three letters of complaint to Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, and each time, the matter was delegated to Kok and Liu.

“I received replies for each of my three letters, all dated May 23, from the Mentri Besar’s office saying that Kok and Liu will look into the matter.

“But it has been six months and there were no developments,” he told reporters Friday.

Yap had lodged complaints against Kajang councillor Lee Kee Hiong, Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng, Petaling Jaya councillor Tiew Way Keng and Serdang MP Teo Nie Ching on three separate issues.

Yap said Lee and Lim had filed separate legal suits against him, which would be heard next month.

“I’ve been sued, and I will fight it out in court. People say that I’ve taken money from MCA (to expose DAP leaders), but I swear that I have not taken a sen,” he said.

He said Kok and Liu, who are also top leaders in Selangor DAP, have shown disrespect to the Mentri Besar by disregarding his directives.

“Before 2008, DAP always criticised the Barisan Nasional state government. But what has happened now? DAP leaders are worse and they are only good at sweeping everything under the carpet,” he said.

Former Pantai Sepang Putra DAP branch chairman R. Vellasamy, who was sacked from the party in April, said DAP’s top leadership were only interested in seeking publicity.

“When the Batu Caves issue came up, Lim Kit Siang and Kok went. But last year, the Sri Mahamariamman temple in Sepang was under threat of being demolished but none of them came.

“Why? Because they did not go to Batu Caves to help the temple, but to get publicity,” he said.

The Batu Caves temple management had threatened to sue the state government unless construction of a 29-storey condominium project next to the Unesco heritage side is shelved.

The planned project was temporarily halted following orders from the state government to conduct soil testing.