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Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Pang cites 'older sisters' Teo and Yeo as role models


KKB BY-ELECTION | Pang Sock Tao has cited Kulai MP Teo Nie Ching and Puchong MP Yeo Bee Yin has her role models for championing the voices and the welfare of the people.

The 31-year-old Pakatan Harapan candidate for the Kuala Kubu Baharu by-election said she frequently refers to and emulates the actions of the two prominent female figures from DAP in assisting constituents.

According to Pang, Teo, who is deputy communications minister and Yeo, the former energy, science, technology, environment and climate change minister, have significantly influenced and shaped her identity as a first-time election candidate.

Deputy Communications Minister Teo Nie Ching

“My experience as a candidate is quite challenging, especially with provocative campaigns and malicious narratives spread on social media, but I remain focused and draw inspiration from my ‘elder sisters’ Teo and Yeo.

“They always give 200 percent effort in both federal administration tasks and in the constituency, transparent and sincere, to safeguard the interest of the people and bring about change to local residents, without following outdated political practices,” said Pang, who is Housing and Local Government Minister Nga Kor Ming’s former aide.

Pang told Bernama she was grateful to have served both her idols, especially during her tenure as a special officer when Yeo was a minister and as a producer for Ubah TV while closely collaborating with Teo in her capacity as DAP national publicity secretary.

Puchong MP Yeo Bee Yin

“I believe that my experience at the Housing and Local Government Ministry will equip me to provide the best service to the people, particularly in connecting the people in Kuala Kubu Baharu with the state and federal governments,” she said.

In the meantime, Pang admitted that she was feeling the pressure to continue the legacy of the late Lee Kee Hiong if given the mandate by voters on the May 11 by-election.

“The late Lee left behind a perfect legacy, endeared by the people here, always aiding and engaging with them. This fact has been confirmed by constituents I’ve met during the campaign period, so I’m determined to continue her legacy if elected as people’s representative,” she said.

The by-election will see a four-cornered fight between Pang, Khairul Azhari Saut (Perikatan Nasional), Hafizah Zainuddin (Parti Rakyat Malaysia), and Nyau Ke Xin (Independent).

It is being held following the death of incumbent Lee, 58, on March 21 due to cancer.


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