Friday March 15, 2013
GE13: Incumbents to go if they are not performing, says MCA chief Chua
By REGINA LEE
SERDANG: MCA will drop any under-performing incumbent in the general election, promised party president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek.
Dr Chua said the representatives should not be given another chance and the party had even hired an independent research firm to survey voters' perceptions on MCA's 15 parliamentarians.
“We have spent up to RM60,000 on each parliamentary constituency for the survey to have an idea on whether the MCA MP is popular or not.
“We have also met a lot of our grassroots members in the various party branches as well as the Village Development and Security Committees to assess our MPs and assemblymen,” he said after the ground-breaking ceremony for SJKC Bukit Serdang here yesterday.
However, Dr Chua was happy with the survey results which showed most of the party's elected representatives had served their constituents well.
“In fact, many voters pointed out that Pakatan Rakyat representatives were the ones not working.”
Meanwhile, he welcomed Himpunan Hijau chairman Wong Tack's decision to contest in the Bentong parliamentary seat under the DAP ticket, and also “thanked” Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim for finally “agreeing” with MCA.
“Now that Anwar's stand on Lynas Corp's rare earth refinery is the same as ours, we thank him for being able to see eye-to-eye over what has consistently been our position.
“Anwar is now saying that the plant should be allowed to operate if it was proven safe, which has been MCA's stand all along.
The first phase of the construction of SJKC Bukit Serdang is expected to be completed by the end of the year. It will have 36 classrooms.