Wee Jeck Seng wastes no time on first day back in Parliament


  • Nation
  • Monday, 18 Nov 2019

Datuk Seri Dr Wee Jeck Seng at his seat in Parliament after being sworn in as Tanjung Piai MP on Monday (Nov 18).

KUALA LUMPUR: Right after he was sworn in as Tanjung Piai MP, Datuk Seri Dr Wee Jeck Seng grabbed the opportunity to raise questions in the Dewan Rakyat on measures to protect and boost national food safety and to be less dependent on imported products.

Speaking to reporters later on Monday (Nov 18), Jeck Seng said that he felt happy to be back and represent the voice of his constituency.

"I feel very happy. I must do my duty and solve my constituency's problems. Many allocations and projects have been announced by the government during the by-election. I hope they will fulfil their promises," said Wee.

He added that he will make sure that the government takes heed of the plight of the people of Tanjung Piai, especially the challenges faced by the fishing community.

Jeck Seng is no stranger to the local political scene as he was previously a two-term Tanjung Piai MP (2008-2018) and a one-term Pekan Nenas assemblyman (2004-2008).

Jeck Seng also announced the re-opening of two community centres in Pontian and Pekan Nenas to serve the Tanjung Piai community.

Meanwhile, MCA president and Ayer Hitam MP Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong said he was touched by Jeck Seng’s immediate initiative to raise questions in the Dewan Rakyat.

"All this while, Pakatan MPs said that Jeck Seng seldom ask questions and it is proven (wrong) after today. This shows that he has begun working and he will continue to safeguard the interests of the people of Tanjung Piai," he said,

Ka Siong also joked that he was no longer the sole MCA MP in the Dewan Rakyat.

“I’m not alone. But, I hope that this is just the beginning after MCA gains two seats. To us, this is an encouragement and motivation. We have to work hard, ” he said.

Ka Siong said MCA will not be complacent over its landslide victory and will continue to improve themselves as a party.

“We will conduct a post-mortem where we will find space for improvement and we will analyse the factors that contributed to our victory. We are humbled by victory. We will not be complacent and we will continue to work hard and identify our weaknesses. We have to make sure that we maintain this momentum," he said.

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