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DAP lifts Manoharan’s suspension

 | October 8, 2011

The party's CEC said the Kota Alam Shah assemblyman had shown remorse by issuing a public apology over his offensive Facebook posting.

PETALING JAYA: The DAP leadership has decided to set aside its decision to suspend M Manoharan for talking about the national flag on his Facebook account.

On September 16, Manoharan, who is also Kota Alam Shah assemblyman,, had written on his Facebook saying that the Jalur Gemilang flag  should be modified claiming the national  flag resembled the Barisan Nasional coalition flag.

The DAP assemblyman went on to say that he had distributed the DAP flags instead of the national flag on Malaysia Day as he did not have the “heart” to wave the national flag.

Manoharan was subsequently slapped with a six months suspension on September 27 by the party’s disciplinary committee for his offensive remark.

In a statement today, its central executive committee (CEC) said Manoharan’s  suspension was lifted as he had shown remorse by issuing an apology for his remarks.

“And he had also deleted his Facebook statement,” reads the statement.

Meanwhile, the CEC upheld the party disciplinary committee’s decision to suspend a Johor DAP leader for abuse of power.

In September, the party disciplinary committee issued a similar suspension to its Bakri liaison committee deputy president Gwee Tiong Hiang for misusing his authority in managing party funds.

In an anonymous letter sent to FMT, a party member accused Gwee of misappropriating funds worth RM500,000 that was collected over the last four years.

“And now the liaison committee only has about RM3,000 in its account despite having nearly RM60,000 earlier this year,” said the party member.

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