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An Election Commission (EC) officer pushing down the ballot papers in the ballot box during the early voting process for the 15th general election (GE15) at Dewan Tan Sri Hamid Bidin at Kem Pengkalan Chepa, Kelantan, on November 15, 2022. — Picture by BERNAMA

No discussions yet on KKB by-election — Teo

KULAI, March 23 — DAP has not engaged in any formal discussions with any political parties, including Umno and Barisan Nasional (BN), regarding the Kuala Kubu Bharu (KKB) by-election.

Wanita DAP chief Teo Nie Ching said the party is currently focusing on the funeral arrangements for the late Lee Kee Hiong as a tribute to the former KKB state assemblyman.

Deputy Communications Minister Teo Nie Ching speaks during the Minister’s Question Time in the Dewan Rakyat, at Parliament in Kuala Lumpur on February 27, 2024. — Picture by BERNAMA

“Our focus is on the funeral ceremony to pay respects to the late Lee Kee Hiong’s family. We thank Umno and BN for allowing DAP this space,” she said to the press after the Water Tank Donation Programme in Kampung Sri Muar today.

Yesterday, BN chairman Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the coalition would not contest in the KKB by-election out of respect for the cooperation among political parties within the Unity Government.

The late Lee, who held the seat for three consecutive terms from 2013 onwards, passed away on Thursday (March 21) aged 58, after several years of battling cancer.

On the donation programme, Teo, who is also Deputy Communications Minister, said the contribution of 121 water tanks aimed to provide a temporary solution to the water disruption issue affecting 350 residents of Kampung Sri Muar over the past three weeks.

The Kulai MP said the water supply interruption to 135 households resulted from a delay in the 1.7-kilometre-long pipe replacement project.

“I urge Ranhill SAJ Sdn Bhd, the state water operator, to promptly resolve this issue before the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations (next month),” she said.

— Bernama

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