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Ali Hamsa's backing for Ku Nan is shocking, says Kit Siang

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Chief secretary to the government Ali Hamsa's stand that it is not a problem to urge teachers to join Umno has earned the wrath of DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang.

In a statement today, Lim said Ali's statement was both "shocking" and a "faux pas".

"Would Ali say that teachers can join DAP and the other Pakatan Harapan component parties?

"If not, can the 13th chief secretary point out where in the (public service) General Orders is it stated that teachers can join Umno but not DAP and the other Harapan component parties?

"Can teachers expect some clarity, since Education Minister Mahdzir Khalid said in March that teachers who supported the opposition and criticised the government should leave the profession?" Lim asked...