Teh repeats call to limit tenure for leadership position

Teh feels that limiting the term for a leader's post would transform Malaysian politics.

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GEORGETOWN — September 26, 2016: DAP Tanjung Bungah assemblyman Teh Yee Cheu wants the Penang government to reconsider the proposal to limit the post of chief minister to two terms.

In fact, he wants the limitation on the tenure to apply to the prime minister and all mentri besar as well.

According to Teh, limiting the tenure would reform the legacy of Malaysia’s politics.

“I will continue to put this (issue) to the dewan (state legislative assembly). If Penang can do it, this coming dewan sitting will be the best.

“So let Penang lead the nation,” he said when contacted here today.

Teh was referring to the statement by Parti Pribumi Bersatu pro-tem vice-president Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir’s that the party will propose to limit the prime minister’s post to two terms if it forms the government.

The assemblyman agrees that the issue is serious enough to initiate reforms and the DAP-led Penang government should take the lead.

Teh had, at the state assembly sitting on November 10, 2014, made the proposal but this was rejected by the house. He tried again last March and again failed to get enough support. — Bernama




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