Although officially invited, Kota Kinabalu City Hall had on Tuesday denied Kota Kinabalu Member of Parliament Dr Hiew King Cheu from attending the City Hall Advisory Council meeting.
Dr Hiew was met at the City Hall's conference hall door by an official saying that he was barred from sitting in the meeting as he is an opposition (DAP) MP. He was told that a clerk made a mistake of sending to him the invitation letter.
He also said that the offical informed him that the directive not to allow him to participate in the meeting came from `higher up'.
Dr Hiew, who wrested the Kota Kinabalu seat from the ruling Barisan Nasional in the March 8, general elections, was not amused saying that City Hall has no right to bar him as he had been given the mandate by the City's residents to represent them.
"Such an action by City Hall only reflected non-transparency but also of the arrogance of BN Government and failure to respect the people wish and aspiration for a good goverance," he told Daily Express
Dr Hiew said it was important for him to attend the meeting since it essentially discuss matters relating to policies concerning public policies and the spending of taxpayers money.
"I will raise this matter in Parliament," he said.
Let wait and see what the Mayor has to say about this matter.