DAP keeps mum on Amanah councillor seats issue in S’gor


PETALING JAYA: Selangor DAP has been elusive thus far in regard to whether or not it was them that gave the state’s eight councillor seats to Selangor Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah).

When contacted by FMT, Selangor DAP Publicity secretary Ng Suee Lim said he did not have all the information as to which party had given up their seats in order to accommodate Amanah.

“I have no complete information on which party had given the eight seats to Amanah. All I know is that the state government had instructed for eight seats to be given to Amanah to resolve the issue,” he said.

Attempts by FMT to seek clarification from other DAP leaders, including Selangor DAP Chairman Tony Pua, were unsuccessful, however.

Previously, Local Government, New Village Development and Legalising of Factories committee chairman Ean Yong Hian Wah confirmed that the decision to give eight councillor seats to Amanah was made based on a mutual agreement between PKR, DAP and PAS.

According to him, Amanah would be given seats on the local councils of Sepang, Kuala Langat, Sabak Bernam, Hulu Selangor and Kuala Selangor. He did not name the other three.