The Pakatan Thrust

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Tuesday, 30 June 2009 14:47

The Pakatan Rakyat state government and the coalition leadership cannot afford to be soft on discipline, and the taking of stern action, including sacking, against errant councillors must be supported and commended.

Johari Kassim expelled as MPSP member

Bernama, 29th June 2009

PENANG, Sunday 29 June 2009: The Penang government has expelled Johari Kassim as a member of the Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP) for having led eight Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) councillors in boycotting the swearing-in of the new council president on 4 June.

Johari's expulsion took effect 26 June in keeping with a decision of the state executive council that day to revoke his appointment, State Local Government and Traffic Management Committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow said today.

State PKR liaison committee chairman Datuk Zahrain Mohamed Hashim, when contacted, said the party felt that Johari should not have been expelled, and was writing to Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng to reconsider the decision.

Chow said the expulsion was in accordance with Section 10(4) of the Local Government Act 1976, which, among other things, stated that a council seat shall become vacant if the appointment was revoked by the state authorities. More…