Has deputy FT minister been in NZ since December, MP asks
A PKR lawmaker has questioned the whereabouts of Deputy Federal Territories Edmund Santhara Kumar following a report alleging that he has travelled to New Zealand to rejoin his family since December 2020.
In a statement today, Batu MP P Prabakaran said Santhara should immediately provide clarification if what was alleged by whistleblower Sarawak Report was true.
He demanded that Santhara quit as Segamat MP if he is in New Zealand as alleged by Sarawak Report.
"Is it true that Perikatan Nasional has lost another MP? Where is the Segamat MP? Has he deserted his political career because he could not stand PN's politics?" he said. Santhara left PKR to join Bersatu last year.
"If you are a voter in Segamat, do you want to meet your MP? Or are you a civil servant who wants to meet the deputy federal territories minister?
"Ever since last Christmas, has anyone met Santhara? Where is he now? Sarawak Report has alleged that he is now in New Zealand. Is it true ?"
Prabakaran said Santhara (above) was nowhere to be seen when the floods hit Segamat last month nor was he seen resolving an issue in connection with a fire incident in Kuala Lumpur.
"According to Sarawak Report, he is staying comfortably with his family in New Zealand as his children are studying there. What about the fate of the poor children in Segamat who need educational aids?"
"An MP who abandons his parliamentary constituency when the people are suffering from disasters such as fire, floods and the Covid-19 pandemic should immediately quit his position.
"Many other politicians and leaders are more hardworking in resolving the issues of the people," he said.
"If the report is indeed true, he should also return his salary and allowance paid to him since Dec 23, 2020 to the people as this is the public's money," said Prabakaran.
Malaysiakini is trying to contact Santhara, and Federal Territories Minister Annuar Musa for comments.
However, the news portal is made to understand that Santhara is in New Zealand to attend to some family issues.
He is said to have returned to Malaysia sometime before Federal Territories Day, and has flown back to New Zealand again after Feb 1.
New Zealand has maintained some of the toughest travel guidelines in the world since March 2020.
The country is considered to have successfully coped with Covid-19, having recorded just 2,372 cases and a total of 26 deaths.
I thought under Covid rule, only citizens and PRs are allowed into NZ....? Or has this fler got some special treatment....? More double standards...?ReplyDelete
I think half of former MCA ministers, deputies etc are retired Oz now, having moved their families there long time ago. They knew very well that the country was going to the dogs but greedily hung on to power for 60 years while they sent their children overseas to study and they never came back.ReplyDelete
But Father and Son still in Tanah-air. Daughter too. Such patriots.
eeeeeeeeeeeee, you make my hair standDelete
edmund go back to his home country?ReplyDelete
Edmund Santhara has NZ permanent residence ?ReplyDelete
Shouldn't he be required to either relinquish his Deputy Minister's position or the NZ permanent residence?
He Cannot serve 2 different countries.
It s the same way Ktemoc's loyalty to Malaysia may be questioned.ReplyDelete
Then again, he does not fit into Australia's DemoNcratic values.
Maybe he should move to Shanghai, yes, that would be Perfect.
What a blurred fart of a twisted patriotism by an old moneyed mfer.Delete
Residency & pr status r two different issues.
One can reside in a different country & yet still loyal to the motherland. While a pr dickhead is having a choice of riding two boats depending on tides!
So, where's yr fart of patriotism lies?
As in the scoundrel's plot!
In yr case, where monies lie. Yes, that would be PERFECT!
Yup, Ktemoc is an Australian "PR Dickhead" - your words.Delete
So, what has that got to do with it f*cked recommendation of moving to Shanghai?Delete
Perfectly blurred, for a old moneyed mfer of know-nothing!
Ktemoc "PR Dickhead" - your words -surely already has one foot out of Malaysia.Delete
But he is obviously very out of alignment with Australia's DemoNcratic values.
My friendly advice to him is moving to Shanghai is probably a Perfect fit for him.
when a person like supports capital punishment what do you know about Australian values? wakakakaDelete
Truly a very fluid England old moneyed mfer!Delete
Perhaps too deep into his western values admiration that it can't think properly!
Residency could be part of the PR.
For some, due to specific requirements，pr is the only way to get residence in order to earn a living.
While for many others, pr is the insurance for their insidious plot of swaying to the tide that safeguard their ill-gotten fortunes.
Not a chance for any decent human values. That's for sure.