‘99.996%’ chance of blogger Ooi contesting in Penang
PENANG: Blogger-turned-politician Jeff Ooi said there was a “99.996% chance that he will contest here in the coming general election.
He said he would leave it to the DAP leadership to decide which constituency he should contest.
Ooi, who is DAP's "e-campaign director," was commenting on speculation that he would be contesting the Bukit Bendera parliamentary seat, now held by Gerakan secretary-general Datuk Seri Chia Kwang Chye.
"My hometown is in Butterworth and my immediate and extended family members are still here.
"I think I will be able to get some support here,” he said during a one-hour tele-conferencing session from Kuala Lumpur at the DAP headquarters here on Saturday.
State DAP chairman Chow Kon Yeow said the idea of fielding Ooi as a candidate was "something that the party is looking into."