JOHOR BARU: Two Johor DAP leaders who have been sacked for tarnishing the party's image have set fire to a five-foot red rocket to express their dissatisfaction with the party.
The duo, former Taman Saga branch chairman V. Thulasi Das and Taman Nesa DAP publicity secretary K. Murugan, along with seven other DAP members, held a protest in front of the Johor Baru Municipal Council building in Skudai here at around 3.30pm yesterday.
However, a bout of heavy rain delayed their plans to burn the rocket made out of polystyrene and colour paper.
They set it alight an hour later.
Murugan claimed that Johor DAP leader Dr Boo Cheng Hau was a racist and had turned a blind eye to the Indian community.
“He is not fit to represent the people because he only lies and makes empty promises.
“We are really unhappy to receive an expulsion letter. We were never once called in to have our side of the story heard,” he said.
He claimed that if Dr Boo contested again in Skudai in the next general election, no Indian would vote for him.
It was reported that the two were sacked for reportedly criticising the state party leadership, especially Dr Boo.
They were sacked during a party disciplinary committee meeting held last month and DAP disciplinary committee chairman Tan Kok Wai stated in the letter that the decision was unanimous as the duo were involved in tarnishing the party's image by demonstrating at its national congress in Shah Alam in January.
Meanwhile, Dr Boo has brushed aside the accusations against him and said that his conscience was clear.