PETALING JAYA: Three of the five DAP leaders who were in the dark since March over their nomination to local council seats have received letters confirming their appointments.
Klang Parliamentary Liaison Committee chairman Ivan Ho has been dropped while two-term Sepang councillor Titus Gladwyn Gomez said he was still waiting for the letter.
K. Yogasigamany, who had served as a councillor in Shah Alam last year, has been appointed to the Selayang council this time.
“I received a call on Tuesday from the Selayang council asking me to collect the letter and to submit my particulars,” he said.
Their appointment comes after state DAP chairman Teresa Kok ticked off fellow state executive councillor Ronnie Liu in March for amending the list of nominees without the knowledge of the state DAP.
DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang chaired an emergency meeting on March 7 and ordered the list submitted by the state DAP to be followed and despatched a letter to Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim.
It is believed that Liu had removed six names as they were aligned to Selangor state legislative assembly speaker Datuk Teng Chang Khim. One of them, Tan Tuan Tatt later withdrew.
Another councillor, Chandran Subramaniam 52, also received his appointment letter and took his oath of office in Hulu Selangor yesterday.
He said he was informed of his reappointment when the councillors' list was released in February but only received the letter on Tuesday.
Chandran had earlier claimed that two state DAP leaders had conspired to drop his name from the list of council nominees.
First-time councillor Nadasan Subramaniam said he had received a call confirming that he had been appointed to the Kuala Langat Council and would be sworn in on June 27.
Meanwhile Khalid, when contacted, confirmed that vacancies for 25 councillors were approved three weeks ago.
“The various councils are taking steps to fill them,” he said.
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