File picture. Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng stumping for Dr Micheal Teo during the recently concluded state election.

Miri PKR chief would not pursued Senadin election petition citing exorbitant legal cost involved.

Dr Micheal Teo lost to SUPP’s Datuk Lee Kim Shin by a razor thin margin of 58-votes in the recently concluded state polls said the petition would cost as much as RM400,000.

He said would rather spend that much money to help the poor and concentrate on preparing the party for the upcoming general election.

“I will congratulate Datuk Lee when I meet him again,” he said and jokingly added hope to have a rematch with him in the next polls.

A flare-up occurred at Miri Indoor Stadium – the tallying centre on April 16, between the returning officer and Dr Teo supporters when they were denied a vote recount – alleging vote rigging.

Dr Teo also hinted he might contesting in the upcoming General Election.

“When my son returns to help me run the clinic soon, I will be able to spend more time preparing for the general election,” Dr Teo said.