KUALA LUMPUR, 27 July 2009: The Barisan Nasional (BN) leadership was today asked to take action against Deputy Prime Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Senator Datuk T Murugiah for organising an illegal meeting in the name of the Federal Territory People’s Progressive Party (FT PPP) here yesterday.
Murugiah, who was sacked from the PPP in May, is alleged to have abused a police permit to have a gathering with his supporters at Dewan Somasundram, Jalan Maharajalela here to hold a divison meeting instead and appoint committee members.
FT PPP chairperson A Chandrakumanan said he had no idea of such a meeting until asked by party members about its validity.
“Murugiah has no locus standi to hold a PPP meeting. He was also abusing his powers as a deputy minister to attend the meeting,” he told Bernama here today.
Murugiah is involved in a leadership crisis with PPP president Datuk M Kayveas, and is claiming that he is the rightful president of the party.
The matter is now being probed by the Registrar of Societies. — Bernama