MCA to Guan Eng: Prove it by not standing in Penang
LABIS: MCA has challenged DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng to contest outside Penang to prove his words that the party’s political struggle is not for power.
MCA Young Professionals Bureau chief Datuk Chua Tee Yong said Lim should not seek re-election in Penang and neither should he continue to aim for the Chief Minister’s post.
“There are others besides him who can be Penang Chief Minister. If he cannot give this up, it shows that he wants to keep power to himself,” said Chua after opening a family day celebration organised by the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry at Bekok here on Sunday.
Chua, who is also Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister, said DAP should also not target key ministerial posts if Pakatan Rakyat were to take over Putrajaya in the general election.
Appealing to the people to vote wisely, Chua said they should exercise their right to elect leaders who could ensure a good future for them and their children.
Although the Opposition criticised everything that the Government did, he said Barisan Nasional had shown a strong track record since the country’s independence.
Overall, there has been steady improvement in areas such as the people’s lifespan, health, education and economic situation for the past 50 years, he added.
“The successful results have allowed the Government to widen its focus and enhance the people’s welfare by providing various subsidies.
“The 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) payment to help families with a household income of RM3,000 and below is the latest support by the Government to help reduce the people’s burden,” he said.
Some countries facing economic crisis had seen more cases of broken families, he said, adding that economic and financial challenges were the main reasons for the divorce rate.