KUALA LUMPUR: MCA’s Wee Jeck Seng today took his oath as Tanjung Piai MP after winning the by-election for the parliamentary constituency on Saturday.
Wee won the by-election by over 15,000 votes in a six-cornered contest against Pakatan Harapan’s Karmaine Sardini, Wendy Subramaniam (Gerakan), Badhrulhisham Abdul Aziz (Berjasa) and independents Faridah Aryani Abd Ghaffar and Ang Chuan Lock.
The Tanjung Piai by-election was triggered by the death of its incumbent, PPBM’s Dr Md Farid Md Rafik.
Dewan Rakyat speaker Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof congratulated Wee on his victory.
Wee, a former youth and sports deputy minister, served as Tanjung Piai MP for two terms before last year’s general election.