Legal action against MCA Balakong candidate after by-election, says DAP


BANGI: Legal action awaits MCA’s candidate for the Balakong by-election, Tan Chee Teong, who had allegedly accused DAP of damaging the former’s election campaign material.

Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate Wong Siew Ki, however, said any legal action against MCA will only take place after the by-election concludes on Sept 8.

He said the party came to a decision on the matter after a meeting with the top leadership.

“Kepong member of parliament Lim Lip Eng has been appointed as the legal advisor who will manage the case.

“We will take legal action once the by-election is over as we want to give full attention to the campaigning in Balakong,” he told NSTP.

On August 27, MCA was given 24 hours to apologise for accusing DAP of damaging its election campaign material in Balakong.

Selangor DAP secretary, Ean Yong Hian Wah, said if MCA fails to do so, the party would commence with legal action.

The issue came about after a Facebook Live video published on Tan’s page allegedly accused DAP of taking down MCA’s campaign material.

Wong said MCA has yet to issue an apology. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd