GEORGE TOWN: DAP’s Tanjung Bungah assemblyman Teh Yee Cheu said he decided to skip the party’s special congress to aid his constituents who are still affected by last week’s massive floods.
Teh said he is duty-bound to put the people’s interests first, and not politics.
“The central executive committee (CEC) re-election is not my priority at the moment. The people come first,” he told reporters when met at Taman Seri Setia here, today.
Teh said he received an invitation to attend today’s special congress but decided to turn it down.
“I do not have the heart to turn my back on my constituents by attending the re-election. They are more important than the party's agenda.”
Teh also made it clear that he will quit the party once the Penang state legislative assembly is dissolved.
He said he wanted to leave the party after realising that he could no longer accept the DAP leadership.
DAP concluded its second CEC re-election at Ideal Convention Centre in Shah Alam (IDCC) this afternoon.
DAP conducted its first CEC re-election in 2013 after the Registrar of Societies (RoS) detected irregularities in its 2012 election.
In July 2017, the RoS told the party to hold another re-election following complaints from several DAP members.
The party was also told to carry out the polls based on a list of delegates who were authorised to attend and vote in the Dec 15, 2012 election.