Penang State Local Government Committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow said the councillors submitted their resignations in batches.
"We have since received the resignations of all the MPPP and MPSP councillors."
Former MPPP councillor Ooi Siaw Kok said the reason for the resignations was the forming of the DAP-PKR-led state government.
"The change in state administration has caught the councillors off guard. We will not be able to discharge our duties as DAP will surely assign candidates of their choice to fill the councillors' position.
"To avoid embarrassment of being asked to step aside, all of the councillors decided to resign before their term expires in June."
What a bunch of spineless, irresponsible, yellow-livered ball-less nincompoops those 44 BN appointed rubber-stamping yes-men rascals.
They themselves are the cause of their own embarrassment
Three cheers, “Hip Hip Hurray; Hip Hip Hurray; Hip Hip Hurray”.
Good riddance to them all, their guilty consciences must have been too big to bear.
Chow said for the first time, 10 representatives from non-governmental organisations (NGOs) would be appointed as councillors to both councils.
He went on to say that he did not rule out the possibility of engaging professionals and people with technical background for the councils.
Power to the People!
Ubi maior, minor cessat - The weak (minor) capitulate before the strong (major)