PETALING JAYA: M Kayveas today announced that he had resigned from his position as myPPP president effective April 23.
In a tweet, the former deputy minister also said he had stepped down as the party’s Federal Territories chairman and advisor to the Perak myPPP exco.
“I have stepped down from the three positions I hold,” he told FMT.
His announcement followed his public show of dissatisfaction over not being named as Barisan Nasional’s (BN) candidate for Cameron Highlands.
Kayveas had been lobbying for the seat, won in the last general election by then-MIC president G Palanivel, and had been on the ground organising programmes and meeting with constituents.
However, the seat was given to MIC Youth chief C Sivarraajh who had also been active in the Pahang parliamentary seat.
Kayveas was given the Segambut seat in Kuala Lumpur but turned it down, saying it would be difficult to win there as the appointment came too close to the election.
This sparked rumours that myPPP would leave BN in a show of protest, although Kayveas subsequently said it would remain in the coalition.
He added that the Segambut seat would be open to other myPPP members to contest.
Kayveas became myPPP president in 1993. He is presently an advisor to the transport ministry, which is a ministerial status post.