MCA’s Chang unfazed by hostile encounter


KOTA KINABALU: Barisan Nasional’s Likas candidate Dr Chang Kee Ying took it in her stride when her walkabout in the city was rudely interrupted by two men.

The petite 32-year-old kept her cool after two men in a coffee shop suddenly stood up and bombarded her with a barrage of questions about the efforts taken by her party, MCA, to overcome problems arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Don’t worry, I am fine. I did not feel that I was harassed because I know these are some of the things that I would face in politics,” she said when contacted.

Dr Chang said she was not a greenhorn in politics and its challenges as she had been involved in many MCA programmes since she joined the party in 2017.

The plucky lady said it was just a day in the life of a politician when they encountered hostile folk or opponents, especially during polling season.

“I am not affected by it and will continue with my political struggles and to serve the people,” she said.

In the incident, Dr Chang was going around coffee shops greeting voters when the two men, believed to be supporters of rival parties, kept berating her with questions.

One of them had asked her what MCA had done during this Covid-19 pandemic for the people of Sabah and frontliners, and whether MCA had been serving the people well.

Dr Chang replied to their questions calmly.

“I will not let this one incident stop me from doing my campaign rounds or serving the people,” she said.

Dr Chang will be going up against incumbent Tan Lee Fatt of DAP-Warisan Plus, Lu Siau Wee @ Jeff (PCS), Daniel Isaac Hoong (Usno), Chong Chee Vui (PPRS), Sim Fui (LDP) and independent candidate Melanie Chia come Sept 26.

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