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It was reported by the Malay Mail Online on 2 June 2015 that DAP’s Lim Guan Eng admitted that he had proposed to Pakatan Rakyat (PR) in the last general election to allow Chief Ministers to only serve two terms, but it needed further discussion by the leadership.
The second-term Penang chief minister also said the issue will be brought up within his party first, as it is not official DAP policy, after which allies PKR and PAS will be consulted.
“I was the one who brought it up and it was discussed with other PR leaders but we couldn’t get a consensus,” Lim said.
Lim, who is also DAP secretary-general, said the matter is a serious one as it will involve amending the state constitution, hence it is important to get consensus first.
So why was the motion proposed by YB Teh Yee Cheu rejected on technical grounds? Bearing in mind that this motion has yet to see the light of day despite being proposed on 3 occasions.
Are politicians willing to walk the talk or are they walking away after talking?