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Gerakan Flays DAP, Urges Chinese Community To Reject Opposition

KUALA LUMPUR: Gerakan Wanita chief Datuk Tan Lian Hoe has urged the Chinese community not to take a chance by voting for the opposition.

She said the community will continue to suffer if they keep rejecting the candidates of Gerakan and MCA.

She said DAP is the actual 'running dog’, a derogatory term describing an unprincipled person who helps or flatters others, which the DAP had previously flung at Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties.

“DAP are the real 'running dogs’, for they have betrayed the Chinese community.

“They made all kinds of promises and caused the community to lose out by not having representatives in the federal government.

“The people should not be taken in by their sweet promises which are never fulfilled,” she said when addressing delegates at Gerakan’s 46th National Delegates Conference (NDC) at Menara PGRM here today.

Tan added that opposition parties are constantly play-acting to deceive the people in their bid to capture Putrajaya.

She warned that the opposition has no real unity and tends to bicker among each other, which will destabilise the people’s livelihood and the economy.

At the same time, she expressed confidence that all BN component parties will close ranks and not sabotage each other when it comes to seat allocations for the coming 14th general election (GE14).

“Only winnable candidates with high integrity who are accepted by the people will be fielded,” said Tan, adding that Gerakan can certainly do well in GE14 if its members are united.

Meanwhile, Gerakan Youth chief Tan Keng Liang ticked off DAP for trying to politicise the flood issue in Penang.

He said BN had undertaken efforts to help the people in Penang wholeheartedly, and had never tried to take advantage of the situation, as claimed by DAP.

At the same time, he called on the Penang government to put a halt to the massive hillside development projects in the state.

“The advice had even come from their own assemblymen Teh Yeh Cheu, who dared to speak out, but his advice fell on deaf ears and he was sidelined.

“BN leaders also tried to advise the DAP-led Penang government, but they refused to listen just for the sake of opposing,” he added.

Tan said the Penang government must review the number of projects that it has given the green light to, despite objections from the Department of Environment (DoE).

He said such projects must be reviewed and the Penang government must consider the views of every stakeholder and relevant government agency.

On another note, he said BN had launched many projects to help the people throughout the country, such as the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL), the Pan Borneo Highway, the West Coast Expressway (WCE) and the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR).

“Gerakan Youth fully supports the projects despite incessant objections from the opposition,” he said.

Tan also pledged that the Youth wing will do all it can to help BN win the GE14.

- NST