Labuan DAP ‘being bullied’
Published on: Saturday, January 12, 2019
By: Sohan Das

LABUAN: The distribution of the 27 village chief (Ketua Kampung) posts should be done fairly among the component parties of Pakatan Harapan (PH) and not a lion’s share for some parties and only crumbs for DAP.

“One component party of PH submitted a formula of 10 posts for PKR, Amanah (9) and Parti Warisan Sabah (8) and DAP (1) while another ratio considered PKR (9), Amanah (9), Warisan (8) and DAP again one,” said DAP loyalist Lau Seng Kiat.

Lau said the decision-makers should take into consideration that DAP had been in Labuan ahead of PRU14 and party leaders had been here to campaign against Barisan Nasional rule. 

He recalled that DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang saying that under BN rule Labuan had become a “ghost town”.

He added apart from this fact, what should also be considered was that Chinese represented a sizeable local population and there were some 5,000 Chinese voters.

“They are also important contributors to the local economy, as such DAP as a largely Chinese-based party in Labuan, deserved at least two posts of village chief.”

One has already been considered for Kampong Kerupang which has a good concentration of Chinese residents.

The term of the last appointed village chiefs had expired in October. Till now, the posts had not been filled. This has given problems to parents wanting to apply for the RM100 back-to-school aid.

One parent said the school placed an application form stating that those with an income of less than RM3,000 per month were eligible to apply. 

The condition was that the parent had to submit the monthly pay-slip as evidence of income and in case of these doing own business to get supporting signature from the village chief.

However, there was no village chief yet.  - Sohan Das


Photo Source: DAP Malaysia Twitter


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