SANDAKAN: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail is confident DAP candidate Vivian Wong Shir Yee will receive the support of Sandakan voters in the parliamentary constituency by-election on May 11.
“God willing … we will get support for candidate number three (Vivian Wong) who will be running in place of her late father (Datuk Stephen Wong Tien Fatt),” she said when met by reporters after doing the rounds at the Sandakan weekend market here, Sunday.
Wan Azizah was accompanied by Wong as part of her one-day programme in the district in conjunction with the by-election.
She is scheduled to attend five events before returning to Kuala Lumpur this evening.
The Sandakan by-election is being held following the death of the parliamentary seat’s incumbent, the late Tien Fatt on March 28, due to a heart attack.
The Election Commission has set Tuesday (May 7) for early voting and polling day on May 11.
It will be a five-cornered fight with Vivian taking on Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) vice-president Datuk Linda Tsen Thau Lin and three other Independent candidates.
‘GIVE THIS YOUTH A CHANCE TO LEAD’ – VIVIAN WONG
SANDAKAN: DAP candidate for the Sandakan parliamentary constituency by-election, Vivian Wong Shir Yee, has urged voters to give her a chance to serve the people.
She added that being young was not a barrier for her, and in fact, it would help in voicing the concerns of the younger generation.
“Young people also know how to serve the people. What’s important is one must serve the people with his or her heart,” she said during a DAP ceramah session at the Kim Fung Night Market here, Saturday night.
Therefore, she said, the issue brought up by opposition party, Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS), that she was too young to become a people’s representative was irrelevant, as she had long been exposed to the world of politics through her late father and incumbent Sandakan MP, Datuk Stephen Wong Tien Fatt).
Vivian added that while working in Kuala Lumpur, she had also been involved with a non-governmental organisation to help impoverished communities abroad.