BALAKONG POLLS | MCA candidate for the Balakong state seat Tan Chee Teong regrets that about 100 of his campaign posters and buntings in Kampung Kwan Tung Baru, Sungai Chua were allegedly damaged by irresponsible parties.
He said his campaign machinery discovered this yesterday, and lodged a report with the Election Commission and Bersih today so that they could monitor the situation and take action.
“The buntings and posters had just been put up for the by-election, and there are still about 13 days for the campaign. Why are there people who are so hard-working at destroying them?”
"We are a civilised society so this should not happen. MCA hopes that the by-election can be conducted civilly and with mutual respect,” he said in a press conference today.
Tan added that if the matter persists, he would not hesitate to lodge a police report.
Meanwhile, Pakatan Harapan candidate Wong Siew Ki said Tan’s accusation that DAP had destroyed MCA’s campaign material was baseless.
Wong said Tan made the allegation on his Facebook account with his posting with the heading “I (Tan) will hold a press conference on the damage of MCA’s campaign material by DAP” which was later edited, but she had a screenshot of the original article.
“This is an irresponsible act, MCA is making accusations without any evidence. This is not the candidate that we want. We need a fair and transparent election.”
“We will lodge a report with the police and another with the EC on this matter and MCA must give an explanation as this affects the DAP’s image,” she told reporters at a press conference here today.
The Balakong by-election is being held following the death of its assemblyman Eddie Ng Tien Chie from DAP in a road accident on July 20.
In the 14th general election, Ng defeated BN candidate Lim Chin Wah and Mohamad Ibrahim Ghazali (PAS) with a majority of 35,538.