Two ex-DAP state reps from Perak join Bersatu


IPOH: Two former DAP assemblymen in Perak have joined Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia.

The two are Tronoh assemblyman Paul Yong Choo Kiong and Buntong assemblyman A. Sivasubramaniam.

Both of them, who were part of the Pakatan Harapan regime, had resigned from DAP in March last year after Perikatan Nasional formed the Perak government to become Perikatan-friendly Independents.

However, after three months in June last year, Sivasubramaniam joined Gerakan while Yong remained as an Independent.

Perak Bersatu secretary Datuk Zainol Fadzi Paharudin, when contacted yesterday, confirmed that both joined the party.

He said Bersatu received their applications in December last year and both of them would be joining the party as associate members.

“Yong will be part of the Batu Gajah’s division while Sivasubramaniam will be part of the Ipoh Barat division, ” he added.

Yong, a former exco member during the Pakatan Harapan leadership, has an ongoing court case for allegedly raping his domestic helper and the trial is expected to start at the end of the month.

Both assemblymen could not be reached for comments.

When contacted, Perak Gerakan chairman Datuk See Tean Seng said “no comment”.

“I have not received any official letter, ” he said.

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