MELAKA: The sacking of the Gadek Village Community Management Council's (MPKK) chairman is not linked to a religious ceramah held at Dataran Kampung Gadek in Alor Gajah, says a local community leader.
Gadek Coordination and Development (Japerun) committee secretary Razuan Abdullah said MPPK chairman Ramlan Ibrahim was first suspended on Dec 14, 2018, on the basis of disciplinary action against him for insubordination, and subsequently dismissed on Feb 11.
He said the religious ceramah organised by Durian Tunggal Umno has nothing to do with his sacking, as he was under suspension since December last year.
“Someone deliberately made the dismissal letter go viral on social media by placing the blame on Melaka DAP, when in actual fact there was no application letter to Japerun by the organiser of the ceramah in the first place,” he said in a statement on Wednesday (Feb 13).
Razuan said the Facebook posting in Durian Tunggal Umno, stating that a religious ceramah has caused the axing of the MMPK chairman, wasn’t based on actual fact and is slanderous in nature.
Social media users pinned the blame on Melaka DAP after Ramlan was alleged to have been dismissed for allowing a religious ceramah to be held at a community hall at Dataran Kampung Gadek at Alor Gajah on Feb 11.
The ceramah went on as scheduled, but the organiser had to put up tents outside the hall and the electricity supply was extracted from a nearby food stall.
The sacking also caused an uproar among Malay rights group Perkasa on Wednesday (Feb 13).