Sunday, January 4
It is no secret that DAP stalwart and two-term Ipoh Barat MP M. Kulasegaran wanted to be mayor of Ipoh after the March 8 opposition victory. But Kulasegaran never realised his ambition because of opposition against his candidature from the PKR, especially from Perak PKR leader Dr Lee Boon Chye who argued against a politician, and additionally an MP of Ipoh Barat, becoming the mayor.
Menteri Besar Datuk Nizar Mohamed, from Pas, was too weak to put his foot down, in the view of Kulasegaran and his supporters, to go to the palace and get the green light for Kulasegaran as mayor.
Kulasegaran and his camp are bitter over the failure of the DAP to secure for him either the mayor's or deputy mayor's post.
It is widely speculated that a Chinese lawyer close to State exco member Nga Kor Ming is likely to be appointed as deputy mayor later this month. There is also simmering tension between Nga's faction and Kulasegaran over who is more prominent in Perak.
The upheavals in Perak come in the wake of a major clash between PKR's Kapar MP S. Manikavasagam together with Klang MP Charles Santiago against Selangor MB Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim and State Assembly Speaker Teng Chang Khim over the relocation of the Klang bus station to Meru.
at 12:03 PM