Published: Sunday July 29, 2012 MYT 5:47:00 PM
Do something stupid and you'll be dropped, Koh tells Gerakan candidates
IPOH: The names of Gerakan members picked as Barisan Nasional (BN) candidates can be dropped anytime by the party if they do something stupid, said Gerakan president Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon.
"The list is the result of screening and evaluation. However, if they do something stupid, wrong that provoke anger of the people, they will be not be picked as candidates," he told reporters after opening Perak Gerakan delegates conference here.
The Minister in the Prime Minister's Department said those on the list are constantly monitored to ensure they work hard to solve problems faced by the community.
"It is important for us to choose and put up good candidates who have confidence of the local community."
Dr Koh said Gerakan would evaluate findings of political studies done by certain universities because the party received different feedback from other sources.
The party needed to be careful and treat it as a challenging campaign and continue the struggle, especially in Penang, he said.
"More importantly, we must take the approach to win support of the people through our commitment of promises kept and people first.
"This is very important because we also receive reports on the contrary and will use them as guide as we have to make every vote count." - Bernama