I was happy to hear that there was a great gathering at the Penang Chinese Town hall this evening. I am awaiting more reports. For some reasons, it sounded more like a Makkal Sakti gathering. Perhaps, more updates on this later…
I was not happy, however, to read this report, it came a day after some of us were hotly debating the Penang councillors list and how it affected some NGO members in the state.
According to Malaysiakini:
Disgruntled DAP members have informed Malaysiakini that they had been against the appointment of NGO councillors from the beginning as many of them would not work in the interests of the Pakatan Rakyat state government.
Several short messages service (SMS) were already sent out since Wednesday night criticising the state government leaders for overlooking loyal party workers for council appointments.
Several assemblypersons have also been singled out by the powerful Makkal Sakti lobbyists in Penang for appointing their “cronies” as councillors at the expense of loyal party members, who had worked hard to secure the party’s victory in the recent general election.
“Several of the appointed councillors from NGO were known BN supporters.
“Even the Indian councillors appointed under the DAP quota were strangers to DAP,” said Makkal Sakti group spokesperson MN Anbalagan.
Looks like Ong Boon Keong aint the only one feeling the disappointment of the new state government.
Another Makkal Sakti supporter, R Kumaran, said he learnt that the decision to appoint NGO councillors was made without consulting the party state committee and general members.
“There is a saying that `loyalty pays.’ “But it seems staunch Indian DAP grassroots leaders and members are irrelevant today,” he said.
It seems Ong Boon Keong aint the only one feeling the disappointment over the controversial list. I wonder what the DAP has to say about this…if it has anything to say at all.