KOTA KINABALU: DAP has slapped a three-month suspension on Dr Edwin Bosi (pic) on the grounds that the Kapayan assemblyman has tarnished the party’s reputation in his statements to the media.
Sabah DAP secretary Chan Foong Hin, when contacted on Monday night, confirmed that the party’s disciplinary committee had ordered for Dr Bosi’s suspension to take effect from May 29.
However, Dr Bosi said that he had yet to receive the suspension letter.
“I was informed by secretary Chan via WhatsApp. I have not read the letter.
“I am very disappointed as I did not attack or condemn the party. I was focused on the chairman Stephen Wong, whose leadership is questionable in terms of credibility.
“I will respond when I read the letter and also after I consult my people,” he said.
According to a copy of the letter, signed by DAP disciplinary committee secretary Tai Sin Piau, the suspension was due to a complaint by the Sabah DAP state committee, which alleged that Dr Bosi had tarnished the party’s reputation in various adverse statements to the media.
It said that the committee had deliberated on the complaint against Dr Bosi and found evidence that he had made repeated public statements and comments in the media, including threatening to quit the party in the event he is not retained as a candidate in the 14th General Election.
Dr Bosi was also found to have made repeated public statements and comments in the media that he has no trust in Sabah DAP chairman Stephen Wong.
“It is evident that you have failed to conduct yourself in a manner befitting of a responsible member, leader and elected representative of the party. You have failed to place the interest of the party above your own and did not utilise internal channels to raise your grouses,” the letter said.
Dr Bosi has two weeks to appeal the suspension.
Source: The Star Online