April 11, 2008 17:46 PM
IPOH, April 11 (Bernama)
All Perak MCA's 95 local councillors resigned from their posts today with immediate effect.State MCA secretary Datuk Ho Cheng Wang said the resignation letters were handed over to Perak State Secretary Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Hashim at 10.45am today.Ho said the 95 local councillors had to quit their posts since they were appointed under the previous Barisan Nasional state government.
"Now that there is a new state government, they should resign as a matter of principle," he told reporters here today.Ho, however, stressed that the local councillors could still serve the people under the existing New Village Development and Security Committees, set up under the MCA and Housing and Local Government Ministry.Although the committee members were not paid salaries or allowances like the local councillors, they could apply for grants or allocations for certain projects to improve the new villages, he said.On whether Perak MCA leaders or members should take up local councillor positions if offered by the new state government, Ho said: "If they want to, they must first resign from MCA."-- BERNAMA