Gerakan man quits politics after Mah’s loss

Selangor Gerakan Youth deputy chief Ivanpal Singh Grewal said he had given this country 10 years of life and now it’s time for him to relax a little. (Youtube screengrab)

PETALING JAYA: A Gerakan leader has accepted responsibility for the huge loss suffered by party president Mah Siew Keong in the Teluk Intan parliamentary seat, saying he will step down from all his positions in the party as well as in Barisan Nasional (BN).

In a Facebook post following the release of unofficial results for the seat, Selangor Gerakan Youth deputy chief Ivanpal S Grewal, called it “a bad night for Gerakan”.

“We will likely only have one parliament seat.

“I’ve done my best but it wasn’t good enough. As operations director for the Teluk Intan BN, I have to accept the responsibility.

“I will officially resign from all my positions in Gerakan and all other related political positions.

“It’s been a good 10 years. As painful as it is, the will of the people must be accepted.

“I’ve given this country 10 years of life; now it’s time for me to relax a little.

“To all who have been part of this journey with me, thank you. God bless Malaysia.”

The unofficial results for Teluk Intan show that Perak DAP chief Nga Kor Ming had defeated Mah by at least 10,000 votes.