Friday, January 18, 2008

CM Koh still coy on federal move - The Star

KEPALA BATAS: Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon continues to evade questions on whether he will remain in Penang or move to the federal level.

“It depends on whether you want me or not. Do you want me or not?” Dr Koh, who is in his fourth term as Chief Minister, replied when asked by reporters if he had made up his mind on his political future.

Last week, Gerakan adviser Datuk Seri Dr Lim Keng Yaik was quoted as saying that Dr Koh, 59, was still the best man to lead Penang for the time being.

He said Dr Koh should contest a state seat in the coming general election rather than switch to a parliamentary seat.

Dr Koh said he would reveal his plans when the time was right.

“Just be patient. He (Dr Lim) has his own opinion. I thank him for his confidence (in me),” he said.

“At the same time, I also thank (DAP secretary-general) Lim Guan Eng for his confidence in me to go federal. He looks like he is very anxious for me to go.”

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