Monday, December 29, 2008

Nizar hits out at defiant PKR reps - NST

IPOH, PERAK, MON: Dec 29, 2008

Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin today hit out at two Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) elected representatives who are going ahead with elections for new village chiefs when the state government had decided that these chiefs would be appointed.

He has demanded a report on the matter immediately from the two, assemblymen Chang Ming Kai (Simpang Pulai) and Member of Parliament Dr Lee Boon Chye (Gopeng).

“I am disappointed with the duo’s action because the prohibition on the elections has been made known. I want to know their justification in carrying on with the elections before action is taken against them,” he told reporters after attending the state-level Ma’al Hijrah celebration, here.

Chan and Dr Lee had gone ahead with the nomination of candidates for the chief of Gunung Rapat New Village here yesterday where five residents aged between 39 and 68 years offered themselves for the post.

The state executive council had decided that new village chiefs would be appointed, and not elected, and that the appointments would be made from next month.

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