Thursday, 3 April 2008

Mayor Explains Why

Up-date of my earlier posting

Kota Kinabalu City Mayor Datuk Iliyas Ibrahim today clarified City Hall was adhering directive by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi dated Nov 24, 2004 issued through the National Action Council (NAC) for not allowing Kota Kinabalu DAP Member of Parliament Dr Hiew King Cheu to attend the City Hall meeting on March 2, this year.

Iliyas, in a statement today, said that the NAC directive stated that only the ruling Barisan Nasional's (BN) Assemblymen/Women and MPs are allowed to sit in City Hall meetings.

He also said that in was an oversight by City Hall that Dr Hiew was given an official letter to attend the meeting.

Iliyas said he had personally apologised to the MP on the matter and was surprised that the latter went to the Press to politicise the matter.

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