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Kepong MP Hits Out At KL Mayor Over Support Letter Issue

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KUALA LUMPUR- Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng (pic) has hit out at Kuala Lumpur Mayor Tan Sri Mohd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz for saying that Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) would no longer entertain support letters from politicians on licensing-related matters.

Lim said he agreed to the stance if the mayor was elected by the voters and not appointed, adding that Amin Nordin was appointed by former Federal Territories minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.

“He should continue to consider letters of support by the 11 KL MPs because we were elected and our letters are for the benefit of our constituents,” said Lim.

He added at a press conference on Wednesday (June 20) that the support letters are transparent and open to public scrutiny.

Lim also came out to defend Bukit Bintang MP Fong Kui Lun over the Ramadan bazaar fiasco involving the latter and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia Youth leader Mohd Noorhisyam Abd Karim.

The scandal erupted after Mohd Noorhisyam was accused of misusing political connections to secure 80 bazaar lots for RM6,238.40.

“DBKL Licensing and Petty Traders Development Department director Anwar Mohd Zain had said he was ‘forced’ to approve the request with a support letter by Fong. I want him to explain in detail how he was forced,” said Lim.

Lim urged Anwar to apologise to Fong for painting him in a bad light.

“Did Fong use any threatening words in the letter to Anwar, or has anyone used pressure in any way towards him?” he said after the duo lodged a police report at IPD Dang Wangi.- The Star Online

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