IPOH: DAP’s Malim Nawar assemblyman Leong Cheok Keng has been sacked from the party with immediate effect.
“A dual membership is deemed treachery to the party, ” said DAP disciplinary committee chairman Chong Chien Jen, citing media reports about Leong having applied to join MCA.
“The committee had written to Leong to seek clarification and explanation from him over the media reports. But instead of replying to our letter, he told the media that he would not reply to the query, ” he said yesterday.
Chong said the DAP constitution disallowed party members from becoming a member of another political party. Anyone found doing so would have their party membership terminated, he added.
Leong, when contacted yesterday, merely said: “No comment as I have not received any official notice from the party.”
According to Chong, Leong’s “defiance” and “arrogance” towards the disciplinary mechanism was not acceptable.
“Most importantly, it renders credence to the report about him applying to join MCA, which is a fundamental breach of the party’s discipline and a compromise to the integrity of a party leader, ” he said.
Thus, Chong said, the committee was left with no other alternative but to terminate his membership.
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