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DAP rep lodges police report over 'shredding of state documents'
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PETALING JAYA: A state assemblyman from the ruling coalition has lodged a police report over claims of the destruction of documents by staff of the previous state government.
Kampung Tunku representative Lau Weng San said at the Selangor DAP headquarters: "I am not saying it happened, but there are so many people talking about it. The police should investigate it. "He said he had not seen anything, but he claimed to have spoken to people who witnessed the shredding of documents, and there had been reports in the media." It was in news portals that the staff started destroying the documents as early as Monday. "I can't tell for sure because the police cordoned off the state secretariat building and refused to let 'unauthorised' people in," he said.
He said he would leave the matter to Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim of PKR on whether he should lodge a police report or call for an internal investigation himself. In Kuala Lumpur, the five DAP members of parliament held a news conference to discuss how they planned to fulfil their campaign promises. The party's Federal Territory chief Dr Tan Seng Giaw (Kepong) said: "Pushing for local council elections is our first agenda. There are 10 opposition MPs out of the 11 seats in KL and all of us are in favour of the move, which we made clear during the campaign. It just shows that 62 per cent of opposition voters want it and I don't see any reason why the federal government should not allow it."
He added that there would be a signature drive to bring back council elections, which ceased in 1965.