PONTIAN: Tanjung Piai Barisan Nasional candidate Wee Jeck Seng has vowed to continue the work of MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting, especially in the field of education.
He hoped to complement Ong's work in the parliamentary constituency and saw it as the continuation of providing good service to the rakyat.
Ong won the seat in the last election but is standing in Kulai this time around.
Wee said his main focus was to sustain the quality of three lifelong learning centres that cater to 800 students of all ages in the constituency.
Now, we have one centre in Pontian and two in Pekan Nenas.
We are focusing on quality rather than quantity of the centres, but we will open more if there is a need, he said, adding that the students were aged between 11 and 50.
He said that MCA was bringing in qualified teachers to the centres to maintain standards.
We are making sure the students receive good education, he said, adding that the centres were for the people.
Speaking after campaigning in Taman Seri Maju here, Wee, who is a former Pekan Nenas state assemblyman, said besides the centres, MCA organised various educational talks.
He said he would address local issues such as improvement of infrastructure and other problems faced by voters should he be elected.
I hope the 45,701 voters in the constituency will support me so that I can represent them and take care of their welfare.
I am grateful for the support of MCA members at all 22 branches in the constituency, he said.
Meanwhile, MCA candidate for the Pekan Nenas state seat, Tang Nai Soon, said the response of locals was encouraging, considering he was a new face.
He said that Ong and Wee had done a lot for the people and hoped to work on their successes.
Wee and Tang are facing DAPs Ahmad Ton, who is contesting both the parliamentary and state seats.