DAP man set to propose two-term limit for CM post, for the fifth time

 |Sep 27, 2017
Penang CM Lim Guan Eng has been urged to start the ball rolling by taking the lead in implementing a two-term limit on the position of the state’s chief minister. – File pic credit Facebook CM Lim Guan Eng.

GEORGE TOWN: With slightly over a month away from the Penang state assembly sitting, DAP’s Teh Yee Cheu is set to submit a motion to call for a two-term limit for the Chief Minister post – for the fifth time.

In a Facebook posting today, the Tanjung Bungah state assemblyman wrote, “This is your last chance, do it”, while sharing a news article from last year in which a call was made for Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng to set the legacy of being the first chief minister to
stay in power for only two terms.

Asked if he would still propose the motion despite it being rejected four times by the Penang state assembly previously, Teh told Malaysia Outlook, “Yes.. fight to the end!”

Previously, Teh had called on Lim to start the ball rolling by taking the lead in implementing the two-term limit on the position of the state’s chief minister.

Teh reasoned that the two-term limit could prevent misuse of power and urged the DAP to take the lead by starting with Penang.

“I appeal to DAP sec-gen Lim Guan Eng to take the lead, with his position as a chief minister, to make this his legacy in political reform,” read the article Teh shared from last year which had quoted him.

Meanwhile, Teh also called for the same limit to be applied for the position of Prime Minister and Menteri Besar.

Teh, who has made four unsuccessful attempts to submit his motion to the Penang state assembly to limit the tenure to two consecutive terms, has been pushing the issue for the past four years. – MO