Tuesday July 17, 2012
Parties taken to task over support letter
KLANG: Sacked DAP member Tee Boon Hock has taken his party and PKR to task over their differing stands in the issuance of recommendation letters for state contracts in Selangor.
Alleging double standards in his case and that of political aide Faekah Husin, Tee said: “One party is not as strict as the other.”
Faekah, the political secretary to Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim in the PKR-led state government, had reportedly issued a letter of support to a state-linked company asking it to consider a law firm allegedly belonging to one of her relatives.
Tee, who was special assistant to state exco member Ronnie Liu, was sacked as a Klang municipal councillor and from DAP in July 2010 after the party’s disciplinary committee found him guilty of misusing Liu’s office letterhead to secure contracts for his family and cronies.
Tee, who was the Selangor DAP organising secretary, reiterated there was nothing wrong in writing support letter as it was “just an introduction” of companies to government departments and agencies.
“Faekah’s case is the same as mine. If she is innocent, so am I,” he said.
He said a report in June quoted Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission deputy commissioner Datuk Mohd Shukri Abdull as saying that it was not an offence to issue support letters except if one sits on the board of directors.