Wong gets cracking after Balakong win

Wong Siew Ki. (Bernama pic)

BALAKONG: Wong Siew Ki, who won the Balakong by-election last night, has started making plans to resolve problems in the constituency.

Among her priorities is improving infrastructure conditions in the new villages in her constituency.

Wong, 32, said the upgrading works would be continued with the cooperation of the Village Development and Security Committee (JKKK) and that she had identified projects through feedback from the residents and village heads throughout the campaign period.

She told reporters after a walkabout, to express appreciation to the voters here today, that she would also continue the late assemblyman Eddie Ng’s initiatives in the constituency.

She said local issues such as sewerage projects and road repairs must be continued for the comfort of the residents.

“The Sewerage Transfer System with MMC Corporation Berhad (MMC), which was previously delayed, would be resumed as soon as possible as they involve areas under the Balakong constituency,” she said.

In the by-election for the Balakong state seat, Wong won with a majority of 18,533 votes when she polled 22,508 votes compared with Tan Chee Teong of the MCA who only received 3,975 votes.

The by-election was held following the death of Ng in a road accident on July 20.

In the General Election in May, Ng of the Pakatan Harapan defeated Barisan Nasional candidate Lim Chin Wah and Mohamad Ibrahim Ghazali (PAS) with a majority of 35,538 votes.