Khat fury keeps DAP leaders up till late
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DAP leaders including secretary-general Lim Guan Eng in a meeting over the khat controversy tonight. (Facebook pic)
KUALA LUMPUR: Senior leaders of the DAP, faced with community fury over khat (Jawi calligraphy) lessons in vernacular schools, were holding a meeting late into the night at party headquarters tonight.
Party secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, vice-chairman Gobind Singh Deo, national organising secretary Anthony Loke., international affairs secretary Teo Nie Ching, strategist Liew Chin Tong, and state assembly members Chow Yu Hui, Tengku Zulpuri Shah Raja Puji, and Abdul Aziz Bari were among those at the meeting.
Lim said in a late-night posting that there had been fears raised that the character and identity of Chinese and Tamil schools would be affected.
He blamed the Sin Chew Daily for inflaming community fears.