The Star, Monday May 5, 2008
KUALA LUMUR: It is wajib (compulsory) for Perak senior executive councillor Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham to be stripped of his datukship for going against the Perak Sultan’s call for the reinstatement of Datuk Jamry Sury, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
He said that Ngeh, in his statement on Saturday, seemed to have gone against the Sultan’s wishes for Jamry, the Perak Religious Department director, to be reinstated.
He likened Ngeh’s act to that of treason.
“This strong anti-Sultan sentiment is the real trait of the DAP, and it can no longer hide its true self.
“The DPMP award received by Ngeh should be withdrawn because of his attitude in challenging the Sultan’s call,” he said.
On Saturday, Ngeh reportedly said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin had reason to transfer Jamry.
Ngeh, who is the Perak DAP chief, said the state government had encountered several civil servants who were not co-operating with the Pakatan Rakyat administration and that such civil servants should resign.
He had said the state government would act against those who sabotaged the state policies.