April 6, 2009
KUALA LUMPUR: Jelapang assemblyman Hee Yit Foong, who quit the DAP and together with two other Pakatan Rakyat assemblymen became independents, said she has no regrets about her decision.
Breaking her silence for the first time in two months, she claimed that she was rejected by the DAP but apologised to her constituents for the way things had turned out.
“I never imagined that things would be this bad. When other people leave their party it is no big deal, but when I did, there was chaos.
“But I understand the people’s dissatisfaction and I don’t blame them,” Hee, who admitted that she became “the most hated woman in Malaysia” for also causing the downfall of the Pakatan Perak Government, told a press conference here yesterday.
Hee, who denied she had received “rewards” for resigning, also said that she had not been in contact with anyone from Barisan Nasional.
She maintained that she had issues with the DAP when her privileges were taken away by Perak DAP chief Ngeh Koo Ham.
She also denied that she had asked for a Datukship or had applied for timber contracts.
Asked why she did not join another opposition party, Hee said she did not want to cause a split within Pakatan.