Monday, 27 January 2014

Stage set for by-election in Selangor

The stage is set for yet another by-election as Kajang lawmaker Lee Chin Cheh tendered his resignation as assemblyman today.

The resignation was confirmed by Selangor speaker Hannah Yeoh, who said Lee did not give a reason for his resignation and that the Election Commission (EC) will be informed tomorrow that the seat has been vacated.

"Yes, resigned today on 27 January 2014; I will inform the EC tomorrow," Yeoh said in a text message to theSun.

"No reason stated in letter; according to state constitution 68, assemblymen can tender their resignation (without specifying reasons)."

Speculation is rife that the seat was vacated for Pakatan Rakyat de-facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to contest and eventually replace PKR treasurer-general Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim as Selangor Menteri Besar.

It could also be an extension of the long-standing feud between Abdul Khalid and PKR deputy president Azmin Ali.
Source : Sun Daily

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