Koh mum on BN's next chief for Penang

Gerakan president Koh Tsu Koon kept mum on speculation if the party's secretary-general Teng Chang Yeow will be appointed Penang BN chief.

Koh said the post is decided by the coalition's chairperson and Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak after consultation with coalition partners as stipulated in BN's constitution.

"I don't think we should pre-empt any of these decisions and announcements. I think, according to the BN constitution, it has to be done through consultation with the BN supreme council members," said Koh.

Speaking at a press conference after hosting Gerakan's Chinese New Year celebrations at party headquarters in Kuala Lumpur today, he said that the last BN supreme council meeting was held November last year.

"The date of the meeting has not been fixed," said Koh, also refusing to divulge whether the party had proposed candidates for the position.

News portal The Malaysian Insider, quoting sources, reported that Teng (left) will be appointed to the post to lead BN in regaining power in Penang in the 13th general election.

It further stated that Najib would be making the official announcement at the Gerakan's state Chinese New Year celebrations open house tomorrow.

The report also added that Gerakan candidates would be given more seats as opposed to MCA in the general polls.

Despite being pressed for an answer repeatedly Koh said: "I don't want to comment on any speculative report, everything has to be done via the proper channels and procedures, in accordance with the constitution."




SOURCE: http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/187367

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