April 17, 2009 21:51 PM
Guan Eng Declines Comment On Fairus's Resignation
SINGAPORE, April 17 (Bernama) -- Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng today declined comment on the resignation of former Penang deputy chief minister I Mohammad Fairus Khairuddin as the state assemblyman for Penanti.
"It is improper for me to comment on the matter when I am overseas. Wait for me to return to Penang," he told reporters here.
Lim was approached by reporters after he had attended the Second Asean and Asia Forum organised by the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA).
He was asked to comment on Mohamad Fairus's resignation yesterday as the state assemblyman for Penanti, thus forcing a by-election for the state constituency.
Mohamad Fairus, who is from Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), resigned as deputy chief minister I and as state executive councillor on April 8.
He has been questioned by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over alleged illegal quarrying activities in Seberang Perai.