Phee Boon Poh

Phee Boon Poh

Sungai Puyu assemblyman Phee Boon Poh has denied that he has resigned as Penang state executive councillor and assemblyman.

Phee, who is Penang Health, Welfare, Caring Society and Environment Committee chairman, said the rumour over his purported resignation circulated via SMS in the past few days was engineered by certain quarters.

“I had not relinquished my posts as assemblyman and state executive councillor, and in the DAP. The SMS is intended to topple me, weaken the DAP and split the opposition,” he told a news conference today.

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, who was present, said Phee’s purported resignation, which was said to be due to a misunderstanding between Phee and him (Lim), was not true.

“We had resolved our misunderstanding a long time ago, there is no problem between us now. This is a political ploy by those who envy our the opposition alliance,” he said, adding that Phee would continue to serve as state executive councillor and assemblyman. — Bernama