Pakatan Harapan (PH) will field a candidate from DAP to contest in the by-election for the Selangor state seat of Balakong, following its incumbent Eddie Ng’s death in a car crash, the ruling coalition’s president said today.
Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the decision was made during a PH presidential council meeting.
The Election Commission has yet to decide on the by-election date.
The Balakong by-election is the second to be held after the May 9 general election.
It comes on the heels of the August 4 poll for Sungai Kandis, another state seat in Selangor, which also became vacant following the death of its elected representative.
Balakong assemblyman Eddie Ng Tien Chee, 40, died in a car crash at about 12.30am on July 20 when his Nissan X-Trail SUV rammed into the back of a highway cleaning truck at KM11.7 of the Grand Saga Highway.
The DAP lawmaker who was defending his Balakong first seat won in 2013, kept the state seat with a very comfortable 35,538 majority over his Barisan Nasional and PAS rivals. – Malay Mail