DAP’s Subang Jaya state assemblyperson Hannah Yeoh said she wants to focus on her current duties, in explaining her decision to decline her appointment to the party’s central executive committee (CEC).
“After giving some thought to this and after re-examining my time obligations, I have decided to decline from being co-opted into the CEC.
“I would like to devote my time and attention to my existing commitments and I believe the party has more than enough leaders who can serve in the CEC,” she told Malaysiakini.
Yeoh added that she remained committed to her current party roles as Wanita DAP national vice-chairperson, Selangor DAP vice-chairperson and Selangor Wanita DAP chief.
Yeoh is also the speaker of the Selangor Legislative Assembly.
Earlier today, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng revealed that Yeoh had declined her appointment to the DAP CEC.
Apart from 20 elected members, the DAP CEC comprises 10 appointed members.
Following Yeoh’s withdrawal, she was replaced by Deputy Penang Chief Minister II P Ramasamy.
DAP held its second re-election last Sunday.
The party had on Sept 29, 2013, voluntarily held a re-election after a spreadsheet error affected the results of the initial election, which was held on Dec 15, 2012.
The leadership’s 2013-2016 term expired last September, but under the DAP constitution, the party can postpone its election for 18 months to prepare for the upcoming general election.
In July, however, the ROS cited problems in the delegates’ list used for the re-election in 2013, and instructed that yet another re-election be held.
The re-election effectively reset the terms of the DAP leadership.