BATU GAJAH: Former DAP assemblyman Paul Yong Choo Kiong (pic), who joined Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, is leaving it to the party’s leadership to decide as to where he should contest during GE15.
The Tronoh assemblyman said if Bersatu felt he should remain in Tronoh, or he should contest in a Parliamentary seat or any other state seat, or not contest in any seat, he would follow instructions.
“My constituents and supporters are aware of the work I having been doing, and that I continue to do for them.
“They told me that they no longer care which party a person represents, but what was important, is that the assemblymen provided services for its constituents.
“A lot of development, including upgrading of markets, construction of basketball courts with roofs, and other development has taken place at my current constituency, whether from the government or my own allocation, ” he told reporters after the groundbreaking ceremony of a basketball court near the Tronoh town.
Yong, a former state executive councillor during the tenure of Pakatan Harapan leadership in the state, had quit DAP after Perikatan Nasional formed the Perak government in March last year.
Buntong assemblyman A. Sivasubramaniam, also a former DAP member, joined Bersatu alongside Yong as associate members.
Sivasubramaniam had joined Gerakan three months after quitting DAP while Yong remained as an independent, before both of them joined Bersatu in December last year.
However, they only recently made their Bersatu membership known.
Yong said he would continue to support the leadership of Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
He said when the country was undergoing political turmoil, it was Muhyiddin who made the situation stable.
“Then with Covid-19, he has been handling the situation very nicely.
“Next it will be to ensure the economy is stabilised and built-up so that the people can get back to their routine, ” he said, adding that Muhyiddin is leading the country well.
Yong said therefore he would continue to provide the required services for his constituents.
“Well, action speaks louder than words and I am just doing that, ” he added.