SINGAPORE (Apr 30): In a dilapidated kampung house on narrow Jalan Trusan in Jelutong, hurriedly done up to house political party machinery, sits a man with a big vision, but a small budget, to save Penang.

Former Penang Democratic Action Party (DAP) organising secretary Teh Yee Cheu — a two-term Tanjung Bungah assemblyman — left the party a day after the dissolution of Parliament on April 7 and will be contesting the May 9 general election under the Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) ticket.

In a state that has spawned many centre-left political personalities, parties and rights-based non-governmental organisations, Teh’s decision to take on the role of a rebel seeking justice for his people comes as no surprise.

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