By BORNEOTODAY REPORTERS
KOTA KINABALU: Controversial Kapayan assemblyman cum Sabah DAP deputy chief Dr Edwin Bosi has been suspended for three months.
DAP Sabah secretary Chan Foong Hin, said the suspension took immediate effect from May 29.
The suspension letter was supposedly emailed to Bosi, the party’s sole ethnic Kadazandusun assemblyman, by the party’s Disciplinary Committee.
A copy of the said letter was also provided to the media, in which the disciplinary committee secretary, Tai Sin Piau stated that the suspension was based on the complaints by the DAP Sabah State Committee.
He said that Bosi had tarnished the Party’s reputation through various adverse statements which he had made in the media.
Tai noted that the committee had deliberated on the complaint against Bosi and found evidence that he had made repeated public statements and comments in the media threatening to quit the Party, including joining another party, or contest as an independent candidate in the event he was not retained as a candidate in the 14th General Elections.
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 and accusing him of having poor leadership.
“Your public statements and comments were reported in the (local media) and you did not make any denials of these reports.
“From the above, 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 utilize internal channels to raise your grouses,” the letter pointed out.
It further noted that Dr Bosi’s actions have not only undermined the Sabah DAP leadership but had also tarnished the Party’s reputation and exposed the Party to unfair criticism.
“You are advised to refrain from making any further adverse statements in the media that will jeopardise the Party’s image, failing which the Disciplinary Committee will not hesitate to take any further appropriate action against you,” it added.
It nonetheless noted that pursuant to Clause VII paragraph 3 the Party’s Constitution, Dr Bosi may within fourteen (14) days from the date of this letter appeal in writing against the decision herein to the Central Executive Committee of the Party.
Bosi in a Whatsapp response said he was informed by Chan of his suspension.
“I have not read the letter,” he said. “I am very disappointed as I did not attack or condemn the party. I was focused on the chairman (Stephen) whose leadership credibility is questionable.
“I will response when I read the letter and also after I consult my people.”