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Monday January 27, 2014 MYT 5:00:00 PM
Monday January 27, 2014 MYT 9:21:39 PM
by joceline tan AND t.avineshwaran
Kajang assemblyman Lee Chin Cheh.
PETALING JAYA: Kajang assemblyman Lee Chin Cheh has resigned from the Selangor Legislative Assembly Monday.
Selangor State Speaker Hannah Yeoh made the announcement at a press conference at 5pm.
With Lee's resignation, Yeoh officially declared the N25 Kajang seat vacant.
According to Article 70 (5) of the Selangor State Constitution, a vacant seat should be filled within 60 days.
Yeoh said that she would hand a letter to the Election Commission on Tuesday.
When asked the reasons behind his resignation, Yeoh told reporters to ask him personally.
"He came in personally to see me and handed in his resignation letter. I'm surprised because he had contributed a lot to the Selangor state assembly," she said.
Yeoh refused to comment when asked if Lee's resignation was related to the spat between current Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim and Azmin Ali.
"It is premature to speculate things. As of now, the seat is vacant.
"N25 is a PKR seat and will be contested by a PKR member," she said.
The resignation of Lee, better known as CC Lee in PKR, is believed to be connected to mounting speculation that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is being lined up to replace Khalid as Selangor Mentri Besar.
Anwar needs to be part of the Selangor State Legislative Assembly in order to take over the top job.
Lee secured 19,571 votes, winning the Kajang seat with a 6,824-vote majority in a six-cornered fight against candidates from the Barisan Nasional, Berjasa and three Independents.
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