AWOL Ipoh mayor to be axed, confirms state exco

AWOL Ipoh mayor to be axed, confirms state exco

IPOH: Ipoh Mayor Datuk Zamri Man will be sacked from his position as he had gone absent without leave (AWOL) , confirmed Perak exco for housing, local government, public transport, non muslim affairs and new villages, Paul Yong Choo Kiong.

He told the press that he knew Zamri was unwell but failed to submit medical leave and was missing for months.

“The situation with the mayor – it’s a first. It’s like he has disappeared.

“He didn’t give any letter to the Local Government Authorities (PBT) or even to me saying that he’s sick,” Yong told reporters after opening the Malaysia Property Exhibition (Mapex) 2019 at Ipoh Parade shopping mall on Saturday (April 20).

“He only submitted his sick leave two months after (going missing),” he added, without detailing an exact time frame.

“According to the law, a mayor or council president is eligible to take up to 90 days of sick leave. (But) Even this three-month period has been used up,” he added.

It is learned that Zamri was last seen in public at a cycling event in August last year.

He was first appointed as mayor in 2015, replacing Datuk Harun Rawi.

Yong said he had attempted to visit Zamri at his house but could not find him.

“I only learned about him being unwell from the PBT secretary and from the Ipoh City Council, but no information about his condition and whereabouts.

“I still cannot get him. I really don’t know what is wrong with him,” he added

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