03 Mar '13, 8am

Penang Club president's apology "meaningless"; Kee's forum should proceed: Ex president

A former Penang Club president has dismissed as “meaningless” the incumbent president’s reported apology over the cancellation of best-selling writer Kee Thuan Chye’s book launch and forum on the coming general elections. Penang Club president Yeap Soon Rhee was reported as saying the last-minute cancellation of the event was much regretted. “The president and the committee members extend their ‘wholehearted apologies’ to Lim for any misunderstanding caused by the said cancellation,” said Yeap. Malaysiakini said it learned that some members had pressured the club’s committee who did not want to see the low-profile event held at the premises, citing its responsibilities to remain free of partisan politics as it was registered with the Registrar of Societies. But Yeap said “the cancellation has no bearing whatsoever with the proposed attendance by Lim, our honorary member wh...

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