Solving traffic problems at the top of Ong’s list

Ong, who will stand in Batu Lancang (middle), greeting people during a walkabout at the Taman Free School market. — Photo: ZHAFARAN NASIB

SOLVING traffic woes in Batu Lancang is first on Penang Island City councillor Ong Ah Teong’s list if he is elected as the constituency’s assemblyman.

Ong, 48, who will stand in Batu Lancang, said traffic is his main concern and one of the issues close to his heart.

“If I get elected, I will focus on the traffic problems in the Jalan Perak and Batu Lancang areas.

“It’s the first thing that we must solve,” he said when met during a walkabout at the Taman Free School market together with Datuk Keramat assemblyman Jagdeep Singh Deo and R.S.N. Rayer, who has been moved to contest the Jelutong parliamentary seat.

Ong, who has been a councillor for nine years since 2009, also aims to improve parking in some areas in the constituency.

He pointed out that there was not enough parking in some areas.

Ong said he felt happy to be picked by the DAP leadership to contest the Batu Lancang seat.

“This means that the party has confidence in me. So, I must do my best to serve the people if I’m elected.

“Today, I’m quite happy with the walkabout in this area as a lot of people greeted me and also remembered my name,” he said, adding that he is a local Batu Lancang boy who was born and raised in Jalan Perak.

Ong, who is married with two children, said he joined DAP in 2008 and currently serves as the Solok Batu Lancang DAP branch chairman.

Jagdeep said they will continue to work hard for the people.

“We have kicked off our campaign in Jelutong and Datuk Keramat.

“I would like to extend my gratitude to the people. We are humbled by it. We will continue to work hard,” he said.

Rayer said the support has been good.

“We are here together as a team.

“I appeal to the rakyat to continue supporting us because we have a new fantastic team,” he said.

Later at another walkabout at the Batu Lancang market, Ong, together with Rayer, Sungai Pinang incumbent Lim Siew Khim and Batu Lancang incumbent Danny Law Heng Kiang also greeted traders and market-goers.

Law, 57, said he will give full support to Ong.

“I will go all out to give my full support.

“Now, I am planning to enjoy my retirement,” he quipped.

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