PEKAN NANAS: Tanjung Piai voters should use their votes to send a message to the Pakatan Harapan government, says MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong (pic).
“This by-election is to send a signal to the government and the ruling party that for the past 18 months, you have not done enough.
“In fact, there are too many U-turns. This will be a referendum of constituents in Tanjung Piai to tell the government: Please toe the line and please fulfil your promises, ” he told reporters after officiating a donation drive for Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TarUC) on Friday (Nov 15).
The Ayer Hitam MP said voting for Barisan Nasional candidate Datuk Seri Dr Wee Jeck Seng would be the perfect choice, as there was a need to increase the number of Opposition MPs in Parliament to keep the government in check.
“The element of check and balance is important. Please elect an opposition so they can monitor what the government is doing.
“If the government has not done enough, then the Opposition can voice out in Parliament, ” he said.
Meanwhile, Dr Wee said he was impressed with the donation drive for TarUC, as over RM90,000 had been raised in 10 days.
“I’m very impressed that the public response has been overwhelming. This is very encouraging, and I think the people are supporting TarUC.
“This institution has generated good talents. In the past 50 years, TarUC produced more than 200,000 graduates.”
He said the overwhelming response showed that Malaysians from all walks of life were united in supporting TarUC.
“I’m so touched when I see the non-Chinese such as Malays and Indians donating.
“We will continue to work hard to see TarUC being recognised as a full-fledged university with the blessings of all, ” he said.
The Tanjung Piai polls on Nov 16 will be a six-cornered fight between Pakatan’s Karmaine Sardini, Barisan’s Jeck Seng, Gerakan’s Wendy Subramaniam, Pan Malaysian Islamic Front (Berjasa)’s Badhrulhisham Abdul Aziz, and two independent candidates - Faridah and Ang.
In GE14, Jeck Seng narrowly lost to 42-year-old Datuk Dr Md Farid Md Rafik with 524 votes.