Did you read the Malaysiakini news that Edward Lee, the Petaling Jaya Section Five Residents Association president and the pro-tem Chairman of All PJ Pro Action Committee (APPAC) joined the DAP?
Malaysiakini has rightly commended Lee for being consistent in bringing up residential problems to local authorities in Petaling Jaya, particularly community issues covering areas like Bukit Gasing, Section 5, Puchong and PJ.
If you read the local papers, you would have seen his name seeking the truth in local issues.
Here are some links from The Sun using the search word "Edward Lee"
Championing residents' rights
'Make accountability legally binding on councils'
Local council warts on full parade
PJ residents to lodge report against MPPJ
Concession conceded by MPPJ
MPPJ gets ultimatum to suspend ad contract
Objections to bid to monopolise outdoor billboards
Trim spending for city day celebrations, say PJ residents
MPPJ 'opens' its books for scrutiny
Focus on basics 'long overdue'
Accounting for the people's money
You would notice that he has been very concerned and actively pursuing issues for the residents of Petaling Jaya.
this is a post Lulu found on Lee Hwa Beng's website. In an interview between him and R. Nadeswaran and Terence Fernandez of The Sun, on Fri 22Jul 2005, LHB was asked,
How effective have you been in speaking up for ratepayers during council meetings?
And this was his answer
For the first three years, I was not an elected state assemblyman. So, I was not so effective because they (the Subang Jaya Municipal Council) didn't bother about my views and opinions. In those days, I stood up on so many issues, but they just ignored me.
But once I got elected, their attitude changed. They knew that as a state assemblyman, I have access to people at the top and that a lot of things I proposed can be implemented.
LHB explains that even though he spoke up on so many issues, the local council just ignored him.
However, "once I got elected, their attitude changed"
Lulu's now proposing, let's get Edward Lee elected!!!
yup! look at how things changed for LHB once he got elected.
As it is, Edward Lee has proven his mettle actively and consistently bringing up local issues. Let's give him the status and that extra omph! so that the jokers at MBPJ will change their attitude and give our local issues due respect.
If Edward Lee stands in your area, vote him!
EDWARD LEE BOLEH!