Activist Yee Poh Ping to join Warisan


KEPONG community service centre head Yee Poh Ping plans to rejoin the political scene by submitting his membership application to become a Parti Warisan member.

The 62-year-old was appointed Kepong MCA Public Complaints Bureau chief in 1997 but quit the party in 2008.

“I have continued serving the community since, and it has been 26 years now. Warisan has been a people-centric party that does not focus on race or religion,” he said.

Yee added that community service has always been his passion and said that Warisan aligns with his principles which focus on serving the people.

He said this at a press conference at Taman Metropolitan Kepong on Thursday (Oct 6).

Yee said he would be submitting his membership application form to Warisan's top leadership next week.

“I have chosen Warisan as I want a party that I call my home. Over the years, I have been highlighting community issues which have gotten the attention of Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and had them resolved.

"I will continue to do so for Kepong residents and hope Warisan will accept my application," he said.

When asked if he would convey his wishes to contest in Kepong, Yee said he would leave it to the party.

Yee contested in the 2013 General Election as an independent candidate, garnering 2,757 votes, or 4.7% of 58,512 voters turnout.

He stood against Chandrakumanan Arumugam (BN–PPP) and Dr Tan Seng Giaw (DAP) where the latter won with a 40,307-vote majority.

Yee has the highest votes count contesting as an independent in the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur.

He contested under a fish symbol as the Mandarin pronunciation of fish - "yu", which is similar to his surname.

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