No 'honeymoon period' for Wong if she wins Balakong by-election

Esther Landau

BALAKONG: Pakatan Harapan (PH) Balakong by-election candidate Wong Siew Ki says there will be no ‘honeymoon’ period for her if she wins the election.

Wong said should she gain victory on Sept 9, she will dive straight into work.

“There will be no rest and no honeymoon after September 9. I’m ready to work and serve the people,” she said.

Wong said she has so far completed 40 per cent of her campaign programmes so far.

She said after a week of campaigning, she has covered most areas in the Balakong constituency.

“So far, I have received quite good response from the people. They expressed their support for me when I came to visit them.

“I have so far conducted two ceramah events and will conduct three more of such programmes as well as organising fund-raising dinners with the people, besides distributing the ‘Jalur Gemilang’ and my manifesto,” she said when met by the reporters during one of her programmes here on Friday.

Wong had visited one of the busiest roads in the constituency, Perkampungan Baru Batu 11 in Cheras.

She reiterated her aim to continue the good work done by her the previous incumbent, the late Eddie Ng, whom she said had embarked on various projects in the area.

“Besides doing checks and visiting infrastructure projects done by Eddie, I also visited Sungai Balak.

“These are all Eddie’s works and ideas, and I’m here to continue as well trying to catch up with the projects so that they will be continued no matter what the situation is,” she said.

The state seat was declared vacant following Ng’s death in an accident at KM11.7 of the Grand Saga Highway on July 20.

In the 14th General Election, Ng retained his Balakong seat for the second term after defeating Lim Chin Wah from Barisan Nasional (BN) and Mohamad Ibrahim Ghazali (Pas) with a 35,538-vote majority.

Early voting for Balakong by-election was set on Sept 4, while voting day is on Sept 8. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd