Pakatan senator explains ‘no pay’ remarks to Orang Asli chiefs

An Orang Asli village seen in Cameron Highlands, Pahang today. Pakatan senator Bob Manolan has clarified that he did not threaten Orang Asli village chiefs to vote for the ruling coalition or lose their jobs, but said those who are still holding Umno positions should not be receiving federal funds. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Seth Akmal, January 11, 2019.

PAKATAN Harapan Senator Bob Manolan has denied threatening Orang Asli village chiefs (Tok Batin) in Cameron Highlands that they could lose their salaries and posts if they do not vote for the federal government in the January 26 by-election.

Manolan said his remarks at an event with Orang Asli voters this morning were that Tok Batin should not hold their positions while also holding a position in Umno simultaneously.

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  • Still wrong. Village chiefs should be elected by the villages they represent. The people can decide if the person elected is in any political party makes any difference to their ability to serve. Salaries should be standard for all regardless of political affiliation.

    Posted 2 years ago by Malaysia New hope

  • Manolan, what clean campaign are you talking about? Dont simply talk cock, Ok? Why should village chiefs be appointed by the government in power? This will only lead to abuse of power and threats on underlings. Why cant they choose their own village chiefs?

    Posted 2 years ago by Rupert Lum

  • Let the people elect their Village Heads
    Not the Government or any politician.

    Posted 2 years ago by Danial Abdullah