Independent candidate kicks off PD by-election campaign in Lukut

PORT DICKSON: It was still early morning when the only woman candidate in the Port Dickson parliamentary by-election, Lau Seck Yan, arrived at the Lukut market here.

There, the former university lecturer met traders and members of the local community and mingled with shoppers before moving to a housing area nearby.

She later held a walkabout in the Lukut town area to introduce herself.

Lau is among five independent candidates contesting in the parliamentary constituency.

“I have visited the market, shops, supermarkets, housing areas, places of worship and others to listen to the problems that the people are facing which I could raise if given the mandate.

“What I can promise is my service to the people which I will not compromise,” she said.

Lau, who is using a rabbit logo in the by-election, described herself as approachable and a good listener.

The Port Dickson parliamentary by-election will see a battle among seven candidates. Apart from Lau, the others are PKR president-elect Anwar Ibrahim, Lt Col (R) Mohd Nazari Mokhtar (PAS) and four other independent candidates namely former Negeri Sembilan menteri besar Mohd Isa Abdul Samad, social media personalities Stevie Chan Keng Leong and Kan Chee Yuen as well as Anwar’s former personal assistant, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan.