This morning I spend sometime at the operation centre of Tanjung Bungah/Bukit Bendera. Contesting the state assembly and parliament seats are the respected Chia brothers, Dato' Seri Chia Kwang Chye and Chia Loong Thye.
Dato' Seri Chia, the older of the two, is the more prominent politician of the two and also the Secretary General of Gerakan. Younger Chia who is a senior lawyer and the legal bureau chief of party in Penang is contesting for the first time.
Already, the opposition candidates have called the brotherhood liaison as nepotism. Such liaison is common in Malaysian politics. Both brothers, known for their cool demeanour. are taking it in stride and are campaigning hard.
Outside their operation centre hungs a huge banner showing both brothers waving at onlookers. Loong Thye waves goodbye to me as he rushes off to another meet the people session. I am a voter of Tanjung Bungah and Bukit Bendera.
Click here to watch a short message from Chia Loong Thye.