According to a Bernama report today, Simon Lim, a top aide to MCA president and Transport Minister Ong Tee Keat, has resigned.
Lim, Tee Keat's political secretary, resigned after the MCA Central Committee (CC) meeting on Wednesday.
He told Bernama that he personally tendered his resignation letter, dated Nov 18, to his boss with a copy to the prime minister.
His resignation takes effect Dec 1.
Lim who is also the MCA special task force bureau head, cited personal reasons for his decision. He says he wants to return to his law practice -- Simon & Co -- in which he was a senior partner.
He told Bernama that he had planned to do so after the MCA extraordinary general meeting (EGM) on Oct 10. But, obviously he must have thought twice about doing it, and remained as Tee Keat's aide.
"Now I think it is the best time to do that," he said.
Lim did not want to say whether his resignation had anything to do with talk that he disagreed with Tee Keat's decision to revamp the MCA presidential council.