SHAH ALAM: Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari today described the death of Balakong assemblyman Eddie Ng Tien Chee as a great loss to the Pakatan Harapan coalition.
He said the void left behind by Ng, who was from DAP, would be felt by the residents of Balakong and the people of Selangor.
“Ng, better known as Eddie Ng, was an assemblyman who worked with full dedication for the people of Balakong. He was committed to representing the voice of his constituents in the Selangor legislative assembly since 2013.
“From the time I knew him, Eddie was always ready to help anyone who wanted assistance,” he said in a statement today.
Ng died in a road accident at 12.30am when his Nissan X-Trail vehicle crashed into the rear of a trailer at KM11.7 of the Grand Saga Highway. Ng, who had been travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Kajang, died on the spot.
His death is the second loss of an assemblyman within a month in Selangor. Mat Shuhaimi Shafiei of PKR, who was the assemblyman for Sungai Kandis, died of lymphoma cancer on July 2.
The by-election for Sungai Kandis is on Aug 4. The nomination is tomorrow.
“The two assemblymen served the people and state well. I convey my condolences to the wife, children and family of Eddie and hope that they will be strong in their moment of bereavement,” said Amirudin.
Ng retained the Balakong seat for a second term in the May 9 election, beating candidates from Barisan Nasional and PAS with a majority of 35,538 votes.