Sack me, Dr Tan dares Gerakan

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Sack me, Gerakan Federal Territory chief Datuk Dr Tan Kee Kwong throws this dare to his party.Dr Tan accepted a position with the Selangor state government last month to head a task force on land issues, making him the second Gerakan leader to work with Pakatan Rakyat-led state governments.Speaking to the New Straits Times, Dr Tan, who recently accepted a position in the Selangor state government, said: “I am not going to resign. If they want me out, they will have to sack me,”It is a precarious situation for the party Gerakan is trapped in a no-win situation, and Dr Tan knows it.“If they sack me, the public is not going to like it. But if they don’t, Umno is going to be very upset with them,” he said.But Dr Tan is not letting politicking get the best of him and admits that he does not see himself in the party for too long.“As you can see I’m already 50 per cent out of the party.”Dr Tan accepted a position with the Selangor state government last month to head a task force on land issues, making him the second Gerakan leader to work with Pakatan Rakyat-led state governments.Former party deputy secretary-general Lee Kah Choon accepted positions in investPenang and the Penang Development Corporation, both investment arms of the DAP-led state.While Lee has resigned himself from the party, Dr Tan has been since been issued with two show-cause letters after his first was rejected by the party.“Why do they want to keep on issuing me such letters? My reply will more or less be the same,” he said.- nst

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