IPOH, 29 Dec 2008: Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin today hit out at two Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) elected representatives who are going ahead with village chief elections when the state government had decided on appointments instead.
Mohammad Nizar, who is from PAS, has demanded a report on the matter immediately from the two, Simpang Pulai assemblyperson Chang Ming Kai and Gopeng Member of Parliament Dr Lee Boon Chye.
“I am disappointed with the duo’s action because the prohibition on the elections has been made known. I want to know their justification in carrying on with the elections before action is taken against them,” he told reporters after attending the state-level Ma’al Hijrah celebration here.
Chan and Dr Lee went ahead with the nomination of candidates for the chief of Gunung Rapat New Village here yesterday where five residents aged between 39 and 68 offered themselves for the post.
The state executive council had decided that new village chiefs would be appointed, and not elected, and that the appointments would be made from January 2009. — Bernama