DAP assemblyman not quitting party

GEORGE TOWN: DAP's Pulau Tikus assemblyman Koay Teng Hai will not quit the party or contest the next general election as an independent even if his appeal to overturn the six-month suspension on him by the disciplinary committee (DC) fails.

"I will stay put as a party member. I'm a loyalist," he said in a press statement uploaded onto his Facebook account.

"I will also not contest the election as an independent even if the six months suspension stays after my appeal."

Last week, Koay was suspended as a member for six months for missing a crucial Penang legislative assembly session last year, leaving a question mark on his political future.

He has been given a 14-day period to appeal to the party's central executive committee (CEC) against his suspension.

If the CEC, the party highest decision making body, dismisses the appeal and upholds the suspension, Koay would possibly miss out on his candidature in the next election.

Koay had reportedly removed the DAP party logo from his service centre in Pulau Tikus and has also announced he would be an independent until his six-month suspension period is over.

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