Two Rival Groups In State DAP
The ongoing blame-game in Selangor DAP over letters of support is reportedly ordered along factional lines, and this could well be a precursor to the state DAP convention cum elections scheduled for November.
Party insiders said that the state DAP was divided into two factions -- one led by Ronnie Liu and the other by state chief Ean Yong Hian Wah. Both are State exco members.
Ean Yong's team is said to include Tee Boon Hock, the Klang DAP chief and municipal councillor sacked by the party on Saturday, and State Select Committee for Competency, Accountability and Transparency (Selcat) chairman Teng Chang Kim, who is also state assembly speaker.
"Everyone within the state DAP's circle knows for a fact that Ean Yong and Liu cannot see eye to eye.
"Since Tee resigned as Liu's special assistant last year, he has been associated with Ean Yong."
The source said Ean Yong's team wanted to ensure that they do well in the state election and outnumber the supporters of Liu in the state DAP committee.
Tee was sacked last Saturday after being accused of misusing Liu's letterhead to obtain contracts believed to exceed RM1 million, supposedly, to benefit his family members and friends.
In return, Tee had claimed that he was instructed by Liu to sign the support letters..
Liu and Teng will now appear before the national party's disciplinary committee headed by MP for Cheras, Tan Kok Wai. Teng had been hauled up for tweeting "OMG (Oh my God). Real Culprit Freed" following Tee's sacking.
Teng gained prominence when he had at a party congress in 2001 advised party supremo Lim Kit Siang to reject nominations for a central committee seat to make way for newcomers.