I refer to the interview of Dr Lim Keng yaik published in Malaysiakini today. I will qoute part of the interview on Lee Kah Choon in Malaysiakini for the benefit of those not subscribing to it:
Lee sparked controversy last week when he was appointed by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng as a director for the state’s investment arm – Penang Development Corporation (PDC) and InvestPenang.
He subsequently withdrew from the party after being issued a show cause letter from Gerakan acting president Dr Koh Tsu Koon.
Keng Yaik said that party leders would have most probably agreed with Lee to take up the post if they were informed first about it.
“If he had the brevity to discuss with the party leadership, they would (have) most probably agreed with him to take up the post.
“If he had briefed us, we would have had a hard time seeing this so-called new paradigm shift as espoused by the ‘great’ Guan Eng,” he said.
So finally the truth has come out. Lee Kah Choon ‘s fault, if you can call that a fault, is not informing the party leadership first. If Lee has informed the party first, it would be OK. That is from Dr Lim KY.
So why call Lee all sort of names and by doing that, spoilt the name of Gerakan and the goodwill that such a move would have generated and the gain of support from Penang people.?Pls refer to the press statement I have made to understand the circumstances at that time.
Lee was only an ordinary member at that time. He has resigned all his positions within the party and by doing so, is no longer involved in the decision making process of party Gerakan. there would not have been any policy clash.
Do you need every Gerakan member to inform the party Central about taking up a position or a job? To me, that is not logical.
If the party wishes to reform , it has to place the people interest above self or even party’s.
For those who have not read this pst ,pls read this post which has received a few thousands hits on the first day of its publication: The ball is now at Gerakan’s foot and the press statements from a group of us.