Published: Saturday October 20, 2012 MYT 8:44:00 PM
Dr Chua: Malaysian Chinese aware of DAP, PAS hudud lies
By YUEN MEIKENG
KUALA LUMPUR: Many Malaysian Chinese are now more aware that DAP and PAS lied about the implementation of the hudud law, said MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek.
He said Malaysian Chinese knew that the promise hudud law would reduce crime was false, among other claims from DAP.
"I'm sure the Chinese know this by now. The hudud law affects a lot of things including the investment climate of our country," Dr Chua said after giving a pre-annual general meeting (AGM) briefing for party central delegates at Wisma MCA here on Saturday.
He added that the hudud issue was the most popular topic brought up by central delegates during the briefing and dialogue.
Many of the total 2,341 central delegates arrived from all over the country on Saturday evening for the party's AGM to take place on Sunday.
On the Opposition's proposal in their alternative budget to set minimum wage at RM1,100 a month, Dr Chua explained that an additional RM12bil would have to be spent every year to meet this standard.
"This means that the cost of workers for a company will shoot up by about 30%. This will cause companies to downsize their staff and cause unemployment," he said.
He said such a policy would cause the country to go bankrupt.
Dr Chua went on criticise another proposal by the Opposition to abolish tolls as such a move would eradicate jobs for toll collectors and others.
On Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's comment on the importance of mastering Bahasa Malaysia, Dr Chua agreed as it was the national language.
"Everybody realises the importance of Bahasa Malaysia but our mother tongues can also be spoken as well as the English language," he said.
He said there was nothing racial about the matter, likening the situation to not knowing Mandarin in China or English in the United Kingdom.