LDP chief facing party revolt

KOTA KINABALU - Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) president Datuk Liew Vui Keong is facing a revolt as his deputy Datuk Chin Su Phin is backing sacked secretary-general Datuk Teo Chee Kang to contest for the party's top post.

Chin said that the party's Api Api and Moyog divisions were endorsing Teo who had received nominations from 16 of the 29 LDP divisions to date.

Chin, who is the Api Api LDP chief, said that they were being guided by what party members wanted and that was why Teo was going for the top post, although both of them had voted in a supreme council resolution for the party's two top positions to remain uncontested.

"Our decision today is based on the voices of a majority of LDP members," Chin said at a joint press conference with Teo.

Liew had sacked Teo as the LDP secretary-general for breaching the party's constitution by announcing his intention to contest for the president's post.

He said that as secretary-general, Teo was duty-bound to obey the supreme council's decision, including abiding by the no-contest decision.

Chin said Liew should ask himself why many party divisions wanted a contest for the president's post.