The newly elected DAP Buntong State Assemblyman A. Sivasubramaniam has resigned from the party in protest of a promise made that there will be 2 State Executive Councillors from the Indian community. He has tendered his resignation letter to DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng claiming that DAP Perak chief Ngeh Khoo Ham had breached his promise to appoint two exco members from the Indian community since the victory of the Opposition State government was also due to Makkal Shakti. With Sivasubramaniam's departure, the State Opposition has 30 out of 59 members which leaves their position in a critical situation.
In a further development, it has been revealed that a newcomer Indian member just before election has been proposed a Senator's appointment in Penang whereby depriving other long-term and committed members. The basis used was that this newcomer will be able to put alot of Indian members from GERAKAN since his father is the Vice President, Senator and former Parliament Secretary from Gerakan.
Its time for DAP to address the Indian situation before it gets out of hand. The Indian community wants promises kept and feel that just trying to be a 'good mate' no longer works.
Its all up to the DAP to fullfill their election promises.
photo courtesy of Malaysiakini
Sivasubramaniam has withdrawn his resignation in wave of the Opposition State government promising a State Speaker's position to the Indian Representative.