IPOH: Some voters in Jelapang are still angry over their elected representative Hee Yit Foong’s controversial decision to leave DAP. They made it obvious when she turned up at her service centre here.
Hee showed up for the first time after declaring herself as an independent representative last month. She arrived at the centre at 3pm yesterday to meet a constituent over complaints on drainage problems.
Hee, however, left hurriedly 45 minutes later after a group of people heckled her with abusive words, said her newly-appointed special assistant Sharifuddin Mohd Aminuddin.
Hee had arrived with her husband in a silver Mercedes Benzbearing a Kuala Lumpur registration number.
Sharifuddin believed the car did not belong to Hee, but he could not be sure.
Some locals, he added, saw the Mercedes parked outside the service centre and became curious.
A few passers-by looked into the service centre through the glass panels and saw Hee sitting inside the room.
“Soon a group of about 10 people gathered at a coffee shop opposite the road from the centre, hurling abuses at her. I advised her to leave as soon as possible,” Sharifuddin told The Star shortly after Hee left.
He claimed that the crowd was calling Hee names and unpleasant things such as “traitor who destroyed Pakatan,” and “ungrateful woman”.
Sharifuddin said Hee put up a brave front despite the insults. She smiled and waved to the crowd that was watching her, adding that she did not inform the police about this.
Although she is being boycotted by many, some folk still came to seek her help.
“There have been people coming to the centre, but this is the first time my boss is here to meet them personally,” said Sharifuddin, who has been tasked with manning the centre in Hee’s absence.
He added that Hee was looking for a new place as the landlord wanted to terminate the lease for the centre.