Balakong by-election: MCA's Tan arrives at voting centre

Esther Landau, MEOR RIDUWAN MEOR AHMAD

BALAKONG: MCA Balakong by-election candidate Tan Chee Tiong arrived at the voting centre at SJK(C) Batu 11 Cheras here at 7.30am for the constituency's polling day today.

He was accompanied by his wife, parents and children.

Tan was seen mingling and speaking with voters who arrived at the centre here ahead of its 8am opening.

According to the Election Commission, 62,219 voters are eligible to vote in the by-election.

The poll is being held following the death of incumbent Eddie Ng Tien Chee in a road accident on July 20.

In the 14th general election, Ng beat Barisan Nasional candidate Lim Chin Wah and Mohamad Ibrahim Ghazali of Pas with a majority of 35,538 votes.

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