PETALING JAYA: DAP has terminated the membership of Teluk Datok assemblyman Loh Chee Heng (pic) for allegedly misusing state funds allocated for his constituency.
DAP acting national chairman Tan Kok Wai said that the party had received a written complaint over Loh's alleged misuse of state funds in March and requested the Selangor DAP state committee to conduct an internal investigation.
Tan said the Selangor DAP committee found that there was evidence of wrongdoing on Loh's part.
"Following the disciplinary hearing today, during which Loh was given the opportunity to explain himself, the DAP disciplinary committee has concluded that there is evidence of serious misconduct by Loh and has unanimously decided to terminate his party membership with immediate effect," Tan said in a statement on Saturday.
He said that as a party that strongly advocates transparency, accountability and good governance, the party could not condone the actions of an elected representative who misuses state funds.
"Such a misconduct is tantamount to a serious breach of public trust placed upon the elected representative," said Tan adding that their elected representatives must not abuse the trust placed in them by the electorate.
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