Home > News > Nation
Thursday April 18, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Friday April 26, 2013 MYT 12:11:00 AM
by kang soon chen
ALOR SETAR: Kedah DAP chairman Lee Guan Aik has been dropped as candidate for the elections and will not defend the Kota Darul Aman state seat.
He confirmed in a telephone call that another candidate had been named and he would retire in the interest of Pakatan Rakyat in Kedah.
Lee was said to be at odds with the central leadership due to his insistence in asking for DAP to contest more seats in Kedah.
Kedah DAP publicity chief Dr Lim Sin Keat, a local dentist, confirmed that the central leadership had proposed him as the candidate for the Kota Darul Aman state seat but he had yet to decide if he would stand.
"This is quite a surprise to me, I will meet with the local committee in Kedah and announce my decision on Friday," Dr Lim said in a telephone interview.
Meanwhile, Kedah Dapsy chairman Teoh Boon Kok has been proposed as the Derga state seat candidate.
Teoh did not confirm whether he would be contesting and said he would announce his decision on Friday.
For more election stories, please visit The Star's GE13 site
Tags / Keywords:
Nation, News, GE13, Politics, Lee Guan Aik, Kedah DAP
MH370: DCA press conference called off because of next of kin
MIC: Things will go out of control, says Muhyiddin
Asean Community tops Malaysia’s priorities
Acid attack girl bravely faces world
Plenty of great fun and adventure pursuits in Adelaide
Healthy living in the heart of Ampang
Traders fined for various offences
Reliance Travel’s promotional contest
Unique Old Firm derby as Rangers meet Celtic for 400th time
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)