Sunday August 5, 2012
DAP has agenda to join Barisan in Penang, says Chua
YONG PENG: DAP’s long-term political agenda is to join Barisan Nasional and protect its position in Penang, said MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek.
“DAP politicians are like any other politicians who thirst for power.
“Now, they are in the state government in Penang and they hope to be in the Federal Government,” he told reporters ofter opening the joint Johor MCA Youth and Wanita delegates meeting here yesterday.
DAP hoped to see MCA disappear so it could replace the party in Barisan, said Dr Chua when advising Chinese voters not to be “conned” by the opposition party.
He also rebutted claims by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng that Umno wanted to impose hudud laws for both Muslims and non-Muslims.
“Prime Minister (Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak) had said that Umno would not implement hudud.
“None of the Barisan states had ever thought of amending their state constitution to implement hudud,” added Dr Chua, saying that it was a plan by Kelantan and Terengganu at one stage when it was under PAS.
Dr Chua said Kedah had also indicated it would follow Kelantan’s footsteps in carrying out hudud.
On Pakatan’s aim to make Johor its frontline state in the general election, he said that in multi-racial Malaysia, there was no such thing as a “king maker” and every race worked together for the country to continue developing and moving forward.
“I would like to remind the Chinese community, if you support DAP thinking the Chinese are the ‘king makers’, you are wrong,” he said, adding that the Opposition had also misled the voters in Sarawak during its last state elections that they were the “king makers.”
Dr Chua said many projects under the Government’s transformation plans in Johor would be dismantled if the state government falls to PAS.
He cited programmes under Khazanah Nasional Bhd and the oil and gas hub development in Pengarang as examples of projects that could be affected.
“These projects, easily amounting to RM90bil, will come to a standstill as PAS doesn’t really pay a lot of attention to social and economic development,” he said.