Paul Yong says being headhunted by political parties, but will remain independent for now


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  • Friday, 10 Jul 2020

Paul Yong Choo Kiongcontributing books at SJKC Yit Chee and visited the computer room that he constributed.

BATU GAJAH: Tronoh assemblyman Paul Yong Choo Kiong, a former DAP member, says he has been approached by several political parties.

The former Perak state executive councillor said that except for Umno, PAS and MIC, the representatives of the other political parties had asked him to join them.

He claimed that even his former party DAP had asked him to rejoin them.

“It has been more than four months since I left DAP, and at the moment I have no plans to join any of the political parties,” he said after presenting books to SJKC Yit Chee in Pusing.

Yong, who has an ongoing court case for allegedly raping his maid, said despite the change in the state administration, his focus remains on serving the public.

Last August, Yong claimed trial to raping his former 23-year-old Indonesian maid at his house in Meru Desa Park. It was said that the offence was committed on July 7 2019, between 8.15pm to 9.15pm.

Yong urged others to stop playing “dirty politics”.

"Enough is enough, stop politicking and focus on building a better state and nation.

"Take a look at our Prime Minister – in handling the Covid-19 outbreak in the country, instead of just talking, he has taken proactive measures,” he said, adding that the country has been doing better.

On March 9, Yong, A. Sivasubramaniam (DAP-Buntong) and Hasnul Zulkarnain Abdul Munaim (Amanah-Titi Serong) who were all from Perak Pakatan Harapan, declared themselves independents.

On June 26, Sivasubramaniam joined Gerakan.

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