PETALING JAYA: A gag order has been issued to party central executive committee members against making any statement on the alleged involvement of Perak DAP duo Nga Kor Ming and Ngeh Koo Ham in a logging business venture in Kelantan.
Several CEC members said they had been “told to zip it”.
Nga, who, along with his cousin Ngeh, had reportedly been ordered by the CEC to explain the business deal, said those who divulged information over what had transpired during the meeting to outsiders were “not fit to be members”.
“This is because they would have failed to preserve the party's confidentiality,” he said.
Both Nga and Ngeh, who is also DAP deputy secretary-general, have not denied holding shares in Upayapadu Plantation Sdn Bhd, which was involved in planting rubber clone trees on a 4,259ha land in Kelantan.
“But I dare swear that both Ngeh and I have not taken even an inch of land from the state government,” said Nga, adding that the land was bought by Upayapadu and not as compensation for losing the Perak Mentri Besar post to PAS in 2008.
The duo, said Nga, had explained to the CEC via e-mail that it was “purely a business transaction”.
Claiming that the allegations were politically motivated to tarnish their image, he said nearly 100 investors were involved in buying over Upayapadu.
“They engaged both Ngeh and me as lawyers.
“Later, they invited us to invest in the company. The sales and purchase agreement was signed in April last year.
“It is a bona fide, purely commercial transaction. It is a private deal and has nothing to do with the Kelantan Government or the Perak Mentri Besar's post as we lost the state four years ago anyway,” he said, adding that they had every right to invest in a business as as Malaysia was a democratic country.
tunku : dap-democratic action party.....after all its not democratic. gag order there , gag order here. where is the democracy here? gag order has been issued so that they can hide the actual scene.
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