Not fair to focus only on SPM qualification, says Balakong MCA candidate


BANGI: Balakong MCA by-election candidate Tan Chee Teong is urging voters to look beyond his educational background and consider the effort that he has made to help locals solve problems.

“There are those who say I am only an SPM holder, but I have helped the people here since long ago,” he said after inspecting the flood retention ponds in Taman Indah, Balakong, today.

“I began as a local activist and stall operator representative who helped many petty traders and night market operators in this area.

“I am one who does not hold back from saying the truth. I can work for the people. I am a native. I was born and raised here. I worked here and had a family here.

The main issues facing the people here are traffic jams, flash floods and safety, I know as I am affected too.

“The flash flood issue in Taman Indah has been around for more than two decades despite there being retention ponds, and the drainage system has yet to be upgraded, causing flash floods to still occur. I urge the local council to resolve the issue immediately.”

Tan said he would fight for road toll charges to be abolished or reduced.

He noted that the Barisan Nasional government had abolished toll collection at two toll plazas.

“In its manifesto, Pakatan Harapan promised to abolish the toll. But after 100 days in power, they cannot even reduce the toll charges.” © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd