BATU PAHAT: MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong described the death of former MCA regional organising secretary Chiaw Kok Chong, 80, as a great loss to the party.
He said Chiaw was a hardworking member who could always be counted on by the party.
“I have known him for the last 25 years, and I remember when I first contested as a candidate for the Ayer Hitam parliamentary seat, Chiaw was very helpful to me.
“He organised events for me to meet the local community as he was very well known among them and had great connection with the locals,” he said after paying his last respects at Chiaw’s wake here yesterday.
Dr Wee, who is Johor MCA liaison committee chairman, said even at age 80, Chiaw was active in MCA events, which showed his strong support and love for the party.
He also said Chiaw was one of the facilitators when he attended a MCA Youth Cadre training camp 25 years ago.
Chiaw’s Proton Saga was involved in a four-vehicle pile up along Jalan Damai at Taman Sri Aman in Yong Peng here on Wednesday at around 7.30am.
A 22-year-old driving a Proton Persona tried to overtake a car but lost control of his vehicle after hitting a road bump.
He crashed into Chiaw’s car head on before hitting another car and motorcycle.
The driver, believed to be drunk at the time of the accident, was arrested by police.
Chiaw, a newspaper agent for a Chinese daily, had been in the business for more than 40 years.
He was making his delivery rounds when his car was hit.
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