Chong urges King Wei to reconsider decision to quit DAP

Chong (left) and King Wei.

KUCHING, July 27:  Democratic Action Party (DAP) Sarawak urges its Padungan assemblyman Wong King Wei to reconsider the decision to quit the party.

DAP Sarawak chief Chong Chieng Jen in a statement today, said Wong did not discuss with him before coming to the drastic decision.

“For a decision of such gravity, I would have thought that he would first communicate his wish to me and discuss beforehand.  But regrettably, that was not the case.

“All political parties will have its ups and downs and also divergence in opinions.  A true party member will stick with the party through thick and thin.  

“Therefore, I hope he will re-consider his decision to quit the party and not disappoint the voters who voted for him in Padungan,” said Chong who is also Kota Sentosa assemblyman.


Chong expressed shock and disappointment over Wong’s abrupt’s decision to call it a day and believed that whatever misunderstanding or disagreement should not outweigh the party’s general direction of fighting corruption and restoring of a clean government.

“Whatever misunderstanding and disagreement amongst members in the party, it is surely not a valid reason for quitting the party as the political struggle of DAP remains unwavering and unchanged at all time, ie. to fight corruption and to restore a clean and fair system of administration in Malaysia and in Sarawak for the betterment of the people.  

“DAP has always been and will continue to be the party speaking the truth, without fear or favour,” said Chong.

The Stampin MP also expressed regrets to see Wong has turned against the party.

“It is sad to see a leader of the party turning against the party and inflicting damage to the party which he has represented all these years.  

“More so, King Wei has been my special assistant for many years until he was first elected as the ADUN for Padungan in 2011 under the DAP ticket.  Like all my other special assistants, at all times, he has a free hand to carry out his political works and issuing statements according to his own style and preference,” said Chong.

Refused to be renominated as Democratic Action Party (DAP) Padungan candidate, Wong announced his resignations from the party last night (July 26, 2020).  He believed that he had to make known his intention now as the Sarawak election is around the corner.

Wong also cited his disappointment over DAP’s refusal to listen to any dissenting voice, the lack of inclusivity in opinion and viewpoints and the party’s failure to fulfil its promises when it was helming the government for 22 months as reasons for his leaving. — DayakDaily