Koh Tsu Koon has announced that he will not be contesting in the coming general election.
Instead he says he will reportedly devote his time to strategise and strengthen the party as well as decide the line-up of candidates.
No real surprise there. Perhaps the reason is to improve Gerakan’s prospects in Penang – though that is debatable whether his decision will have any effect on the party’s chances.
The question is, will he remain a ‘back-door’ cabinet minister after the polls now that he has opted out of the general election.
Tsu Koon has a lot to answer for. He has to explain who was really responsible for PGCC, the Batu Kawan land deals, the Kampung Buah Pala land sale, the Tanjong Tokong land reclamation that was privatised, the Jelutong Expressway-land reclamation swap deal, the near bankruptcy of the MPSP, etc.