Pakatan fields young candidate, Pang Sock Tao for KKB by-election

Pakatan Harapan fields 31-year-old Pang Sock Tao (right) for the Kuala Kubu Baharu by-election on Wednesday (April 24). Source: Ng Sze Han Facebook

PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Harapan fields DAP’s Pang Sock Tao for the Kuala Kubu Baharu by-election on May 11.

DAP secretary-general Anthony Loke announced Pang who is press secretary to Housing and Local Government Minister Nga Kor Ming.

Loke said Pang, 31, was selected as the DAP candidate after considering all her qualifications and experiences.

“We want to showcase the younger generation. A candidate that has the calibre to represent the unity government,” he said at the nomination ceremony held at Kuala Kubu Baru service centre at Taman Gamelan, Kuala Kubu Baru on Tuesday night (April 24).

Pang, who is an Ampang native said she is hoping to continue the legacy of the late Lee Kee Hiong from DAP who died on March 21.

“Lee was a role model to all youth members including myself, if I am given the opportunity I will continue her legacy,” she said.

In her profile, Pang is a graduate from Universiti Tenaga Nasional (Uniten) majoring in electrical and electronic engineering.

She also served as an aide to the Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister from 2018 to 2020 and was the producer for DAP organ, Ubah TV from 2020 to 2022.

Also present at the event was Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari and Umno supreme council member Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan.

Earlier Wednesday, The Star reported that Pang was likely to be fielded as a DAP candidate in the upcoming Kuala Kubu Baru by-election.

According to sources, speculation was rife that Pang would be announced as the DAP candidate at a party event in Kuala Kubu Baru at 8pm on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, other party sources who are privy to campaign preparations for Kuala Kubu Baru did not deny the speculation.

On April 4, the Election Commission (EC) set May 11 as polling day for the Kuala Kubu Baru by-election, with nomination and early voting on April 27 and May 7, respectively.

The seat became vacant following the death of its incumbent Lee Kee Hiong from DAP on March 21.

Lee, 58, who had been the Kuala Kubu Baru assemblyman under the Hulu Selangor parliamentary constituency since 2013, had battled cancer for several years.

The by-election is the seventh to be held after the 15th General Election (GE15) in 2022.

The electoral roll for the Kuala Kubu Baru by-election comprises 40,226 registered voters consisting of 39,362 regular voters, 625 police personnel, 238 military personnel and spouses and one absentee voter residing abroad.

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