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DAP rep fails to dislodge RT committee

 | July 31, 2012

Jenice Lee’s bid to remove a Rukan Tetangga committee was unanimously rejected in a poll among residents. She claims there's a political agenda against her.

KUALA LUMPUR: DAP’s Teratai assemblywoman Jenice Lee was left red faced when she failed in her bid to remove the Taman Putra Phase 1 Rukun Tetangga (RT) committee.

The RT committee received 248 votes in a poll among the residents while Lee did not receive a single vote.

Lee wanted the committee removed because their security system prevented the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) access to maintain and clear clogged drains in the area.

Taman Putra Phase 1 RT chairman, John Ee, said: “Lee also accused us of illegally using the field to hold community development programmes and constructing a futsal court.

“With such serious and unfounded accusations levelled at us, we felt compelled to invite her as an assemblywoman to have a community dialogue to clear the issues.

“The RT had to turn to the federal government for assistance because Lee and the MPAJ had failed to support the RT’s request to construct a futsal court in Taman Putra.”

Police report

Ee said the committee was forced to organise the dialogue to clarify issues and accusations levelled against them by Lee.

“Instead, she responded childishly by lodging a police report against me and the committee over a banner we put up inviting residents to an open dialogue.

“The residents, through their ballots, have sent a clear message to Lee. Don’t meddle or try to create unnecessary problems for the residents,” said Ee.

“Lee is just an arrogant assemblywoman who had the audacity to lodge a police report. She did not have the courage to face us in an open dialogue.

“We are still hoping that Jenice will find the courage to meet us in a community dialogue to clear the accusations levelled at me and my RT committee,” added Ee.

State rep responds

Meanwhile in an immediate response, Lee denied that she wanted to remove the RT committee.

“I never want to close down the RT. I have no right to do so,” she said when contacted.

She also admitted that while the RT committee had sent an invitation letter to her to attend a dialogue, it was however written in a “rude manner”.

“It was provocative and disrespectful, and I felt humiliated,” said Lee who was clearly upset.

She said that as a result of that rude letter, a resident from that area had lodged a police report against Ee.

“On my part, I wrote a letter to decline the invitation to me because I had another function to attend,” she said.

She further accused Ee of having a political agenda against her.

“It is a misuse of power. They are spreading rumours about this matter and I believe they have a political agenda.”

She also claimed that Ee had intimidated a resident which provided grounds for the latter to be suspended from his position as RT chairman.

When asked whether she would attend a dialogue session by the RT in the future, she said: “My office can organise a dialogue session and they can attend it.”


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