MCA candidate aims to become voice of Balakong folk

Hidir Reduan

BANGI: MCA aims to be the voice of the people of Balakong not only over local issues but also to check and balance the power of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration.

Balakong MCA candidate Tan Chee Teong said, being a Balakong native, he is aware of the problems faced by the locals.

“I am part of the community here. I am from here, and not a parachute candidate. I am a son of Balakong (anak sejati Balakong) who grew up here, went to school here, married here, and lives here.

“If I am chosen, I promise to not leave this place or neglect the people of Balakong,” he said during the announcement of the MCA manifesto for the Balakong by-election here on Sunday.

During the event, Tan unveiled four pledges for the people of Balakong.

The first, he said, would be serving as a check and balance the Selangor government against corruption and abuse of power and act as a constructive opposition.

Second, he aimed to ensure that PH fulfils all of its 14th general election promises and prevent them from “doing a U-turn” over these.

Third, Tan promised be the voice of the people of Balakong to ensure they benefit from development. He also aimed to help monitor the Selangor state government to resolve local issues.

Lastly, Tan aims to help MCA implement transformation and pave the way for a new political direction for the benefit of the people and nation.

Tan said the five local issues that form the thrust of his campaign are for the construction of roads and expressways to alleviate traffic jams, resolve drainage problems, establish a district police station to improve safety, urge state government to build an integrated garbage disposal centre, and to build more bus routes. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd