BALAKONG: Pakatan Harapan, candidate for Balakong, Wong Siew Ki, 32, says the media should ask Minister of Finance Lim Guan Eng when the toll is abolished if the case falls under the federal government.
The subject came out on Wednesday (August 22) when Wong accused her opponent, Tan Chee Teong of MCA, of copying the Pakatan manifesto in his attempt to abolish tolls and improve drainage in the constituency.
On a question Wong said she did not know how many tolls there were in the vicinity of Balakong.
She said that there was probably "pretty much" if she was not mistaken.
The interim election of Balakong now sees that the toll is one of the points of contention.
Pakatan had promised to cancel the tolls in its GE14 manifesto, but so far no deadline has been set.
The problem has some resonance in Balakong.
Nelson Tan, who lives here, pays RM6 in toll and spends around three hours a day for his work.
He said he had to wake up at five o'clock in the morning and his Balakong village house before 6 o'clock & # 39; had to leave for Kepong in the morning to avoid the rush hour traffic.
Tan, who is on sale, said he would come home around 9 pm to prevent the breakdown.
"I would have to be on the road for more than three hours if I did not avoid peak hours.
"I hope the Pakistani government will be able to abolish the toll as quickly as possible," said the 30-year-old.
This hope is shared by his wife Yap Mei Ying, 25, and in-laws Yap Chor Lim and Anny Lai.
To prevent them from paying tolls and petrol and spending hours on the road, Mei Ying told The Star that she was working in a place close to the village so she could spend more time with their daughter.
Meanwhile, Wong and DAP loyal Lim Kit Siang did an hour-long tour of the coffee shops of Kampung Baru Balakong from 8 am.
Lim advised DAP supporters to vote in full and not be complacent, because they thought it would be a certain victory for the party here.
With regard to the MCA candidate who promised to provide "control and balance" to the state government as opposition monitor and saw how Pakatan already had 50 of the 56 seats in the Selangor state assembly, Lim claimed that the MCA was not suitable for get the job done.
He accused the MCA of not having fulfilled his role as part of the Barisan Nasional government for the past 60 years before it was expelled in GE14.
Wong, for her part, said she hoped for at least a 60% voter turnout on the day of the elections. She said it would be better if it were between 80% and 90%.
There are about 62,000 voters and about 60% are Chinese.
Wong and Tan, 40, are fighting on September 8 for a court fight at the seat of the Balakong that was left empty when mechanic Eddie Ng Tien Chee died in a highway accident on 20 July.