The demise of Balakong state assemblyperson Eddie Ng Tien Chee, who died in a road accident early yesterday is a big loss for DAP and the community, says DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.
Lim said Ng was an elected representative, who was very committed whenever he discharged his duties involving the party and people in his constituency.
“Most DAP leaders and members still don’t believe that we have lost Ng who had contributed much to everyone.
“Ng is a true elected representative and the loss is greatly felt by all parties, especially the multiracial community in Balakong," he said.
Lim, the finance minister, told this to reporters after spending almost an hour with Ng’s family and paying his last respects at the Xiao En Memorial Centre in Kuala Lumpur today.
In the 12.40am incident, Ng was driving a Nissan XTrail vehicle from the direction of Kuala Lumpur to Kajang, which crashed into the back of a lorry at Km1.7 pf the Grand Saga Expressway.
He died at the scene from severe head injuries.
Ng left behind wife Loh Hwa Hong, 39, and two sons Chin Wee, 17, and Chin Khai, 13 as well as a daughter Chin Shian, 15.
In the 14th general election on May 9, the DAP assemblyperson retained the Balakong state seat for his second term, defeating candidates from BN and PAS with a 35,538 majority vote.