PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Society of Community Policing (CP) president Kuan Chee Heng, better known as “Uncle Kentang” or even the “10-sen man”, will contest as an independent candidate in the upcoming Semenyih by-election.
According to Sinar Harian, Kuan made the decision for the “future of Semenyih's children”.
He added that he would implement several initiatives in Semenyih as was done in the Puchong area if he is elected, the Malay daily reported.
“I see that Semenyih's children need basic services like ‘Taxi 10 sen’, hearses and ambulances as the area is located quite far from the Kajang Hospital.
“At the moment, there are no Semenyih buses travelling from the village area to a hospital. I think we need to help the residents of Semenyih,” he told Sinar Harian at a Chinese New Year celebration at his residence on Tuesday (Feb 5).
He said he was disappointed that many candidates who made many promises in previous by-elections went “missing” after the by-elections and ignored voters.
Kuan was in the police force from 1986 to 1991 before leaving to become a florist for 18 years.
He founded CP Malaysia in 2007 and the association now has more than 100,000 members nationwide.
Kuan and his team have set up initiatives such as a 10-sen flea market, 10-sen ambulance service and 10-sen taxi to alleviate the financial burden of the poor and needy.
He was one of the 10 winners of the Star Golden Hearts Award in 2017.