Sabah DAP assemblyman turns independent

Sabah DAP’s Luyang assemblyman Hiew King Cheu has become the first elected representative to quit a party after the 13th general election.

“I am leaving the party. I am moving forward,” he told The Malaysian Insider.

He will be an independent member in the state assembly. He stressed that his constituents are his priority and he will continue to serve them.

However, he has yet to inform the party, saying that he will submit his resignation letter later in the afternoon.

Hiew’s resignation does not come as a surprise as he had quit as the Sabah DAP adviser on August 12 after four members wanted the party to take disciplinary action against him for supporting Klias assemblyman Datuk Lajim Ukin as Sabah opposition leader.

DAP nominated Datuk Wilfred Bumburing, who is the Tamparuli assemblyman, for the post. - September 27, 2013.