Ipoh mayor to be removed after going Awol for months

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  • Saturday, 20 Apr 2019

IPOH: Datuk Zamri Man will be removed as Ipoh mayor for going absent without leave (AWOL).

Perak Local Government Committee chairman Paul Yong Choo Kiong said Zamri, who he understood to be unwell, had not submitted any sick leave and had gone missing for months.

"The situation with the mayor – it's a first.

"It's like he has disappeared.

"He didn't give any letter to the Local Government Authorities (PBT) or even to me saying that he's sick," Yong told reporters after opening the Malaysia Property Exhibition (Mapex) 2019 at Ipoh Parade shopping mall on Saturday (April 20).

"He only submitted his sick leave two months after (going missing)," he added, but did not detail the exact time frame.

"According to the law, a mayor or council president is eligible to take up to 90 days of sick leave. (But) Even this three-month period has been used up," he added.

It is learned that Zamri was last seen in public at a cycling event in August last year.

He was first appointed as mayor in 2015, replacing Datuk Harun Rawi.

Yong said he had attempted to visit Zamri at his house but could not find him.

"I only learned about him being unwell from the PBT secretary and from the Ipoh City Council, but no information about his condition and whereabouts.

"I still cannot get him. I really don't know what is wrong with him," he added.

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