DAP, of all parties, has been making the loudest noise on fighting graft and cronyism. As a result, when the 'rogue councillor' allegation surfaced against one of its top state leaders, Tee Boon Hock, the party has acted swiftly to expel the former.
However, the party's disciplinary committee action to summon Selangor state assembly speaker Teng Chang Khim over his Tweet has raised some eyebrows.
The party's move is in relation to a Twitter post by Teng over the expulsion of Klang municipal councillor Tee Boon Hock from DAP yesterday, for allegedly misusing a Selangor exco member's letterhead to secure contracts for his cronies and family. Tee had earlier denied doing so.
In an immediate reaction, Teng had wrote: “OMG (oh my god)! Real culprit is freed.”
The party should treat Teng as a potential witness and he should be given due respect. The main culprit is not Teng and the party must walk its talk on protecting whistle blowers.
There are several irregularities in the case:
1) Why is Ronnie Liu not aware that his assistant had used his official letterhead to secure contracts for certain parties?
2) Who allows Tee to use the letterhead?
3) What's worse it took The Star to blow the cover. Tee should still go ahead with his plan to sue the daily.
4) Is Ronnie performing his exco duties diligently?
Yes, Ronnie should be made answerable to all allegations including his ineptness as a state exco.
If Teng is punished by the party, DAP will walk along the aisle of hypocrites. This is a litmus test for the party.