Sunday March 10, 2013
DAP cousins rapped for not inviting Kulasegaran to speak at ceramah
By REGINA LEE
PETALING JAYA: The long-standing feud between Ipoh Barat MP M. Kulasegaran, state party chairman Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham and secretary Nga Kor Ming was reignited when the former went on a Twitter rampage alluding to conspiracy and corruption.
It is believed that Kulasegaran's disappointment was triggered after not being invited to speak at a ceramah with Ngeh and Nga on Friday night, even though it was held in his constituency.
“People ask me if I am speaking in Ipoh today in my constituency Ipoh Barat. What do I need to say? Factional!
“They can run down my community and say they are bought over by money, mutton, alcohol,” Kulasegaran tweeted while the ceramah was taking place.
He was referring to recent allegations that Ngeh insulted the Indian community by implying they can be “bought over,” which he has denied.
He also threatened to speak out against unnamed party leaders, although it was clear that he was referring to the two cousins.
“Some party leaders are oblivious. Bro, Perak politics will explode if I start speaking. Matter of time only.
“I joined DAP with clear conviction. Don't test M Kula,” he said.
“We made history five years ago today. Many have changed for better but some are involved in business like tailor gate'. Can avoid?” he asked, referring to accusations that Perak assemblymen and a councillor were pressured to make their suits with a tailoring company linked to a state exco in 2008.
When contacted, Kulasegaran refused to comment further, claiming that he has been instructed not to speak to the press about the matter.
Meanwhile, Ngeh, who is also Beruas MP, said that Kulasegaran should have voiced his disappointment with the ceramah organiser.
He also reiterated that he had not insulted the Indian community.
Ngeh said there was no truth in the rumour that he was trying to oust Ku-lasegaran from his parliamentary seat which he has held for two terms.
Kulasegaran has vented his frustrations over Twitter before.
In October 2010, he said that he was fed-up with the state party leadership and would resign from his position as deputy chairman.
However, he changed his mind the next day.