MUAR: Lawyer Datuk Chris Lee Ching Yong knows that it will not be easy to unseat DAP in the Bakri parliamentary, but he is banking on his track record of serving the community despite not being an elected representative in the area.
He said that in 2008 he contested the Bentayan state seat and again contested the Bakri parliamentary seat in 2013. In 2018 he did not contest in the elections.
"Despite not winning since 2008, I have continued to serve the people here. I have never left this place," Lee, who is the Barisan Nasional candidate for Bakri, said during his campaign trail here.
Lee, who knows that this is not an easy election, hoped that voters would look into having political stability and prosperity when casting their votes on Saturday (Nov 19).
"The people must not be cheated, misused and misled by the opposition," he said, adding that all the accusations made by Pakatan Harapan in the past were untrue.
Lee, 46, explained that among the issues they played up was about the country going bankrupt and the Lynas rare earth plant.
"But when they were elected in 2018, they extended the Lynas rare earth plant by another three years," he said, adding that people now realised how Pakatan performed during their 22-month rule of the government.
He said that the sentiments this time was more soft among the people and he hoped Barisan would be given a chance to win Bakri from DAP.
"In fact the response this time is much better than three elections," he said, adding that he was still doing face-to-face campaigning and was also spreading his messages via social media especially WeChat and WhatsApp.
Lee is facing three other candidates for this seat namely Tan Hong Pin from Pakatan, R.S Chelvarajan from Perikatan Nasional and independent Haron Jaffar.
The seat has a total of 97,335 voters.