DAP's Ronnie Liu ticked off over councillors' list
CRONYISM: Call by DAP branch chairman for revamp of state party leadership
KLANG: SELANGOR executive councillor in charge of local councils, Ronnie Liu, has come under fire for allegedly amending the finalised list of DAP's local councillors which has been endorsed by the state DAP.
In making the claim, former Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) councillor, K. Yogasigamany urged party secretary-general Lim Guan Eng to step in immediately to resolve the issue and revamp the state DAP leadership.
Yogasigamany alleged that the appointment of DAP's local councillors was tainted with cronyism and nepotism by appointing cronies who were incompetent, uneducated and illiterate. He had served as MBSA councillor between July 2010 and February this year.
"I was unceremoniously dumped although I was endorsed for re-appointment (as Shah Alam councillor) by the Selangor DAP committee.
"Instead, I was appointed as Selayang Municipal Council councillor, which I rejected," he said to reporters at the DAP branch office, near here, yesterday.
Yogasigamany said he was informed by DAP Selangor committee member V. Ganapathi Rao, that he was replaced by Prakash Rao, believed to be a relative of Ganapathi, who had helped Ronnie in organising the party's 1,000 table charity dinner in Pandamaran, recently.
"I want to know if my name was taken off the list by Ronnie without the DAP Selangor Committee's knowledge. If so why has no action been taken against him?"
Yogasigamany, who is also DAP Taman Chi Liung chairman, added that the issue of non-reappointment had not only affected him.
"The decision not to reappoint Ivan Ho as Klang Municipal Council councillor, even though his name was listed by the state DAP, is also surprising."
It was reported in March that state DAP chairman and Selangor senior executive councillor Teresa Kok had ticked off Ronnie for amending the list of proposed councillors without the knowledge of the state DAP.
DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang had, during an emergency meeting on March 7, ordered the list submitted by the Selangor DAP to be reviewed.