Teng Chang Yeow quits politics following GE14 loss

10 May 2018 / 17:06 H.

GEORGE TOWN: Penang Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Teng Chang Yeow has quit his position after accepting the coalition's defeat in Penang.
He also concluded that his political career has come to an end.
Teng, who is also the state Gerakan chief, said he will continue as the party chief until July, in a bid to conduct the party elections as part of its constitution.
"This is my last election, I quit as I take full responsibility for the defeat of the BN, it is not a Malay Tsunami, but a Malaysian Tsunami.
"However, I will not seek re-election in the party election as I have a role to conduct the state party elections," Teng said following the announcement of unofficial results on Wednesday night that Pakatan Harapan (PH) had won the majority of seats in the state assembly.
Pakatan won 37 of the 40 state seats and 11 of the 13 parliamentary seats.
He also congratulated the winning PH candidates. Teng, who contested in the Tanjung Bungah state seat, lost to PH's Zairil Khir Johari.
He obtained 3, 902 votes compared to Zairil's 13,245. Teng said all the Gerakan candidates in the state lost their seats.


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