Penang PKR’s municipal councillor quits party

(The Star) – Parti Keadilan Rakyat member Lim Boo Chang announced he had resigned from the party and Penang Municipal Council councillor post Wednesday.

According to him, he had tendered his resignation letters to the council and PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Ismail.

Lim expressed his interest in returning to Gerakan.

Lim, a Bukit Gelugor PKR chairman, is a familiar face in Penang politics for over 25 years.

He joined PKR in June 2008. He was a former national Gerakan Youth chief and vice-president in the 1990s.

He quit the party shortly after the 1999 polls when he successfully defended the Datuk Keramat state seat in Penang.

About three weeks after his resignation, the two-term assemblyman joined MCA where he stayed for eight years.

He was suspended from the MCA along with then Jawi assemblywoman Tan Cheng Liang in 2002 when the duo abstained from voting against a DAP-tabled motion during an assembly sitting.

He resigned from MCA in early June 2008 and joined PKR.