Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Lim Boo Chang quits PKR

As expected, Bukit Gelugor PKR division chief Lim Boo Chang (a good friend of mine) finally calls it quits. He left Anwar Ibrahim and others, leaving PKR with no legitimate leaders in the State, especially after Zahrain did the same last year.

The Datuk Keramat former assemblyman announced today he was resigning from all posts in the PKR and return to Gerakan, where he once served for 15 years, from 1984 to 1999.

Lim said he was attracted by PKR's reform agenda but after three years in the party, he had lost confidence in it as it failed to fulfill its promises. That's exactly what Zahrain said on the day he left PKR.

"Conflicts among members continue to take place in the party. Thus, with a heavy heart, I am resigning from all party posts," he told reporters in Georgetown. He also quits as Penang municipal councillor, a post to which he was appointed by PKR.

He said he was resigning as councillor as the municipal council had no more autonomy, with Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng intervening in its many decision.

"The council had never experienced such intervention before, and this by a CAT (competency, accountability and transparency) government," he said.

In his resignation letter, he cited the Subterranean Penang International Convention and Exhibition Centre (sPICE) mega project as a clear abuse of power by the Pakatan Rakyat state administration helmed by the Chief Minister.

Lim was among the two councillors to openly object the project when debating the council Budget 2012 in October.

Lim was a former national Gerakan Youth chief and vice-president in the 1990s. However, he quit the party shortly after the 1999 polls when he successfully defended the Datuk Keramat state seat in Penang.

About three weeks after his resignation, the two-term assemblyman joined MCA where he stayed for eight years before joining PKR in June 2008.

Well Lim, let's get back to where you belonged...


muka head said...

padan muka wan azizah. dulu bukan main lambung si boo chang ni, kononnya boo chang adalah orang yang setia dan boleh dipercayai.

juga, padan muka dengan lim guan eng sebab hilang lim yang selama ni bekeja kuat untuk kerajaan negeri.

duke of prai said...

it leave a big vacuum in penang's pkr top brass.

and indirectly, it will adversely impact pakatan rakyat's chance in retaining penang in the next general election.

with lim's exposure on how lim guan eng meddles in every decision made by the legislative council, i believe the voters are having a better picture about the damage being done...

Anonymous said...

lim boo chang?


he is nobody in penang, no meaning to the voters and no significant to the state govt!

he is just a lousy pkr member!

penangan said...


satu tamparan buat guan eng dan kerajaan pimpinan DAP di pulau pinang.

lim boo chang ni ramai jugak penyokongnya....

pro-PKR said...

he is just like zahrain, bro... sourgrapes!

Anonymous said...

From Gerakan to MCA to PKR and then back to Gerakan.

He is going to be slaughtered if he is going to stand in the next general election.