Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Raymond Tan's nine months in the political wilderness formally ended, when it was announced that he will be joining peninsula based multiracial Parti Gerakan Malaysia.
Former Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) Youth Chief and Elopura Assemblyman, Au Kam Wah also made a similar commitment.
Dr Koh thanked Tan and Au for choosing Gerakan as the political platform to continue their struggle with the Barisan Nasional (BN) and said that both would hand over their application forms to Gerakan soon.
Dr Koh said their decision was apt and understandable as Gerakan was a multiracial party and its door was always open to Malaysians.
He also said Najib, as BN Chairman and Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman had been informed and had given their blessings.
Asked whether Tan, former Deputy President of SAPP and Tanjung Papat Assemblyman would be given a post in Gerakan, Dr Koh said that he would make the announcement as the appropriate time.