Friday June 22, 2012
Tanjung Bungah rep vows to highlight constituents’ concerns
By JOSEPHINE JALLEH
GEORGE TOWN: Tanjung Bungah DAP assemblyman Teh Yee Cheu, who has been told his explain his media comments against hillslope development, said he will persist in speaking up on the matter.
“I will continue voicing out the concerns of my constituents as a matter of public interest,” he said.
However, he declined to com-ment on the party's directive given to him to explain following his remarks to the media.
Penang DAP chairman Chow Kon Yeow was quoted to have said yesterday that the party had in a meeting last Friday instructed Teh to explain his statements.
Chow had said there were avenues for Teh to channel his grouses instead of making public statements.
Meanwhile, representatives of residents associations are backing Teh for his efforts in voicing out his constituents' concerns about alleged over-development in Penang.
Tanjung Bungah Residents Association chairman Datuk Dr Leong Yueh Kwong claimed Teh was the only state assemblymen who showed interest in the issue.
“You don't see other YB or state assemblymen speaking on over-development. He is one of the few who articulates the concerns of the residents.
“He is hardworking, honest and concerned about the welfare of his constituents,” he said, adding that Teh has been trying to turn two areas in the constituency into parks.
Dr Leong said the association was worried that Penang would have a less conducive living environment if hill-cutting and building of high-rise condominiums continued.
Concerned Residents of Mount Pleasure spokesman Dr P. Sundramoorthy said Teh, in speaking out, was merely doing what an elected representative should do.
“He is the voice of the people. There is nothing wrong in what he has done,” he said, adding that this was the type of elected representative that people wanted.