Thursday, June 13, 2013
Tiong Thai King letak jawatan mengejut sebagai Datuk Bandar SIbu
Tiong quits as SMC chairman
June 13, 2013, Thursday
SIBU: Datuk Tiong Thai King, who failed to defend Lanang in the May 5 general election, has resigned as chairman of Sibu Municipal Council.
A reliable source disclosed that Tiong submitted his resignation letter last week before leaving for a holiday.
The source said his resignation letter was handed to Minister of Local Government and Community Development Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh.
The source did not mention the reason for Tiong’s decision.
Reporters had been calling him for confirmation, but to no avail.
In the recent 13th general election, Tiong was involved in a straight fight with Alice Lau Khiong Yieng of the DAP. Lau won when she garnered 26,613 votes to win by a 8,630-vote majority.
After the results were announced, speculations were rife that Tiong would resign from his post as chairman of SMC.
He was appointed SMC chief when the late Datuk Robert Lau was appointed a deputy transport minister.
Over the years, Tiong had been helping in social development, community building, development of Chinese and mission schools, and sports and recreational development here.
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