Under-fire ‘Superman’ Hew quits Malaysia-China council headed by DAP chairman


Hew Kuan Yau said he was resigning to ensure the Malaysia-China Business Council could continue its operations unhindered. — Picture by Hari Anggara
Hew Kuan Yau said he was resigning to ensure the Malaysia-China Business Council could continue its operations unhindered. — Picture by Hari Anggara

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 24 — Hew Kuan Yau has resigned as the chief executive officer of the Malaysia-China Business Council (MCBC) chaired by DAP’s Tan Kok Wai effective immediately.

The former DAP member at the centre of a controversy over a pro-China comic banned as communist propaganda yesterday said he was resigning to ensure the council could continue its operations unhindered.

Hew then used the resignation announcement posted on his Facebook page to indirectly defend himself over the Belt and Road Initiative for Win Winism comic he commissioned.

“During my tenure as the CEO over the past 8 months, I have devoted myself to strengthen the economy and trade, promoting people-to-people bond and cultural exchanges between Malaysia and China so as to better connect to the ‘Belt and Road Initiative’.

“My intention was to open more resources for the establishment of a modernised Malaysia as the country has been hollowed out by the kleptocracy of the previous government,” he asserted.

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