DAP man unfazed by farmer's challenge
Tanah Rata candidate Chiong Yoke Kong says he's ready for a three-cornered fight.
DAPâs Chiong Yoke Kong believes voters will choose either Pakatan Harapan or Barisan Nasional.
PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Harapanâs (PH) election candidate for Tanah Rata, DAPâs Chiong Yoke Kong, has shrugged off a report that he may be involved in a three-cornered contest, saying it would make little difference to his chances of winning.
Commenting on a news report that local farmer Wong Seng Yee would be entering the fray, Chiong told FMT the votersâ choice would still come down to either PH or Barisan Nasional (BN).
âA third party will not make much of an impact in Tanah Rata,â he said. âBut Iâm ready in the event that there is a three-cornered fight.
âI believe people will choos e either BN or PH because they see that only one of these two sides can form the government.â
According to the New Straits Times, Wong, 39, is contesting as a representative of the Cameron Highlands Agricultural Cooperative Association. He has reportedly vowed to fight for the right of farmers to secure land.
NST also said his manifesto contained a promise to push for a âhighlands agro blueprintâ.
Chiong, who heads DAP Youthâs education bureau, admitted that he was surprised by the news about Wong.
âThere are so many rumours regarding who is going to contest in Tanah Rata and Iâm not sure which one is true and which one is false,â he added.
In the last general election, DAPâs Leong Ngah Ngah wrested the seat from BNâs Ho Yip Kap, winning 59% of the votes. It was a three-cornered fight in which independent candidate Cheam May Choo received only 3.1% of the votes.
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