Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Penang DAP leader resigns post over support of Umno motion

Tanjung Bungah assemblyman Teh Yee Cheu has submitted his resignation as Penang DAP organising secretary effective Sunday.

The resignation via e-mail was addressed to the state DAP chairman Chow Kon Yeow and state DAP secretary Lim Hui Ying.

In his resignation letter, Teh informed the party that he had decided to resign over his support of the Umno land reclamation motion at the state legislative assembly on Nov 20.

On Friday, a motion tabled by Muhamad Farid Saad (BN-Pulau Betong) drew attention when Teh voted for it together with all the nine Barisan assemblymen present in the House while five PKR assemblymen abstained.

He, however, apologised during a hastily called press conference by Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng that night after the House adjourned sine die.

He also told reporters that he had made a mistake in voting for the motion, apologised and recommitted himself to the interest of the party.

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