YB Teng Chang Khim has been in the Selangor State Legislative Assembly for 25 years, was previously elected in the constituency of Bukit Gasing in 1995 and shifted to represent Bandar Klang in 1999. He has been the Opposition Leader in the State Assembly, the Speaker and now the State Executive Council member, experiencing 12 years as opposition member and now the 13th year in the government, setting an unprecedented record of a full cycle of an elected representative in the Selangor legislature in three different positions.
According to his withdrawal statement, he said:
"It has been 30 years since I joined the party after the 1990 general election. I have gone through 6 general elections, been elected as assemblyman for 25 years and CEC member for 24 years. It is time to conclude a chapter. I have relentlessly given the best of my ability to help building the nation, especially Selangor and I will leave it to the people and history to judge me. I was unexpectedly fortunate to have been reappointed as the Selangor Exco member in 2018. I considered it to be divine intervention after pouring toil, tears and sweat over the years to build the state. Hence, I shall not yearn for anything further than that except a graceful departure after completing my present term of office."
"There is now an abundance of able and willing talents in the party whose capability and potential are well above my level. My continued presence will stand in the way of the advancement of the aspiring new talents and, hence, my departure shall be the most appropriate option in the best interest of the party and nation. I strongly believe that my successors will be able to scale a new height of what we have achieved thus far in the foreseeable future."
"Stated thus, it is my great pleasure to announce that I will not be participating in the DAP CEC election this year and the next DAP Selangor state committee election. I will also not seek re-election after the dissolution of Selangor State Legislative Assembly. I have contributed half of my lifetime in public service and it is time to chart for another half of it."
"I would like to profusely thank all my supporters who have been giving me overwhelming support and care over the years which I shall forever remember. If I have had ever achieved any accomplishment, the credit shall go to them. If I have had made any mistakes along the way, I tender my unreserved apology and I shall fully account for every single one of them."
"To my party comrades, I also full heartedly appreciate your support over the years. It I have had offended anyone of you in words or deeds, I too seek your pardon. My political involvement and public service of 25 years will be one of most beautiful parts of my memory.
"I have approximately another 2 years in office and I will continue to work all out until the dissolution of the legislative assembly. Only countdown, no slowdown."
Dato' Teng Chang Khim is a Malaysian politician from the Democratic Action Party (DAP) currently serving as Selangor State Legislative Assemblyman for Bandar Baru Klang and Selangor State Executive Councillor.
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