No ill-feeling despite defeat, says Teng

GEORGE TOWN (Oct 27, 2013): Penang Gerakan will continue to work with the top leadership to bring the party forward despite state leaders failing in their bids for two influential party positions.

State Gerakan chairman Teng Chang Yeow said he bore no ill-will as the delegates had made their choice.

"(I will) soldier on!" he said when contacted via a text message, while dismissing concerns that Saturday's results will have an effect on the relationship between Penang and other states.

On Saturday, a straight fight between Teng and Datuk Mah Siew Keong saw the latter emerging as the new president.

The former Teluk Intan MP won the post with 1,086 votes to Teng's 577, giving him a 509-vote majority.

A day before, former Penang Gerakan Youth chief Oh Tong Keong lost to Kedah Youth chief Tan Keng Liang for the national youth chairmanship.

Oh also mirrored Teng's sentiments saying he respected the decision of the delegates.

"This is a democratic process and we will move forward with 'one heart' (Satu Hati the party's slogan)," he said.





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