BUTTERWORTH: A friendly atmosphere prevailed at SJKC Kwang Hwa as the four candidates filed their nomination for the Bagan parliamentary seat.
Incumbent Lim Guan Eng will face off Penang MCA Youth Chief Datuk Michael Lee Beng Seng, Parti Cinta Malaysia vice president Datuk Huan Cheng Guan and Malaysian United Party’s Koay Xing Boon.
Huan, 57, was seen shaking hands with all his opponents except Lim.
Huan, who had been a vocal critic of the DAP secretary general, was also seen wearing a shirt with the words ‘Bungalow dan Terowong’ (Bungalow and Tunnel) underneath a black jacket.
“I can talk with anyone including those from PH except Lim.
“I don’t talk with hypocrites,” he said after filing his nomination paper this morning.
On his chances, Huan said he already considered it a moral victory to run against Lim in Bagan, which is considered DAP’s fortress.
Meanwhile, BN’s Lee is looking forward to serve the electorate in Bagan.
Lee said many people in Bagan are in the middle to lower class who needed help in terms of job opportunities.
The 37-year-old said he would expand the tourism potential of Bagan in a way that would benefit the locals if he was elected.
At the same time, he said DAP was too dominant in the Penang state government.
“We need a healthy representation from both sides of the political divide,” he said.
The three state seats under Bagan - Sg Puyu, Bagan Jermal and Bagan Dalam - will have five candidates contesting each constituency.