MP SPEAKS | First of all, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to all delegates who attended the DAP National Congress yesterday and cast their votes for me. I am extremely grateful for the support.
Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, as I did not make the cut for the Central Executive Committee (CEC). This is the first time I failed to be elected since the first time I participated in 2008.
This is despite the fact that the number of elected members has been enlarged from 20 to 30 persons this congress.
I have informed the new secretary-general of the DAP, Anthony Loke, that I do not wish to be nominated for co-option into the CEC (the elected CEC has the power to elect an additional 10 members to the committee).
This is simply because, unlike most other candidates who failed to make the cut, they merely did not secure sufficient votes from the delegates. In my case, it is clear cut that the party delegates have specifically chosen to reject me, given my existing position in the party.
Therefore, it would fly in the face of the delegates’ decision, should I find my way back to the CEC via the co-option exercise...