The Star, Tuesday April 23, 2013
BALAKONG was hit hard by a water shortage in June last year.
Both residents and factory owners in the township suffered when their taps ran dry.
Located at the end of the water supply chain, the people in Balakong suffered the most when water levels in reservoirs ran low.
The Selangor government was blamed for the water crisis because it refused to give the green light for the Langat 2 water treatment plant project.
Both Syabas and the state government came to the rescue of the people by despatching water tankers to areas facing water supply disruptions.
In the 2008 elections, Yap Lum Chin won the seat with 13,335 votes on a DAP ticket.
His opponent, Dr Lai Kwong Choy (BN-MCA), who garnered 8,540 votes, has been picked to contest in GE13.
Yap is not fielded as a candidate this time. He is replaced by Kajang Municipal councillor Eddie Ng, who has been actively making public appearances in the area.