A father's support knows no bound for MCA's Tan

Esther Landau and Meor Riduwan Meor Ahmad

BALAKONG: Tan Kim Huat, the father of MCA Balakong by-election candidate Tan Chee Teong, has always shown full support for his son’s political journey.

The 65-year-old businessman accompanied his son for the constituency's polling day held today at the voting centre, SJK (C) Batu 11 in Cheras.

Tan (the candidate) was also accompanied by his mother Lee Saw Wan, 62, wife Connie Chin, 38, and his daughters, Tan Jin Suen, 11and Tan Jin En, 4. The family arrived as early as 7.30am.

"My son told me he wants to help the people by bringing changes to the constituency. I told him to pursue his dreams and that I will always show my full support on his political journey.

"He is the first son who is involved in politics and I'm very proud of him. I hope he secure good results today," said Kim Huat when met by reporters at the polling centre here today.

Kim Huat, his wife and his daughter-in-law (Connie Chin) also cast their votes here.


Tan Kim Huat (left) and Shu Fang cast their votes at the SJK (C) Batu 11, Cheras in Balakong. Pic by ESTHER LANDAU.

Shu Fang, 25, a kindergarten marketing administrator hopes that all the promises pledged by the constituency's candidates can be fulfilled.

"I don't side with anyone but I just want the winning candidate to fulfil the promises made for the people.

"We want fair and better administration, and we also want them to follow what the late Eddie Ng has done for the people here," she said when met outside the centre.

A total of 16 polling centres and 128 voting channels are open for the Balakong by-election.

Voters arrived as early as 7am to exercise their rights. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd