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Friday April 29, 2011

No more polls for Goh after defeat

SIBU: There will be no more election for former two-term Pelawan assemblyman Vincent Goh (pic) following his defeat in the recent state election.

However, Goh will remain active in SUPP, especially here.

Goh, 60, told The Star that as he was defeated, he had not much role to play in local politics except to continue with his position as the chairman of Sungai Merah SUPP sub-branch and as one of the vice-chairmen of Sibu SUPP.

He is also the chairman of Rajang Port Authority (RPA) and will continue to serve as the presidents of Rejang Park Sports and Recreation Club and Sri Sibu Taekwondo Club.

In the election, Goh lost to DAP’s David Wong by 6,391 votes.

Asked whether he had potential successors for the area, he said he had a few but it was still too early to reveal their identities.

On SUPP president Tan Sri Dr George Chan’s statement that the party needed to go through a complete overhaul to stay relevant to the people, Goh said he was fully supportive of the move.

“If the party does not overhaul, it will be difficult for it to survive. Something drastic must be done.

“The top leadership in the party must step down to make way for new blood,” he said.

Asked if he was one of those who could be affected by the overhaul of the party, he said: “I have yet to receive any memo from the party, so I can’t say much on this.”