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Mission statement: (From left) Chew, Liow and Dr Wee looking at a copy of the newly launched manifesto in Kajang.
KAJANG: The Selangor government has not been fully utilising millions of ringgit allocated by the Federal Government for development purposes but is instead keeping it as reserves, said MCA deputy president Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong.
This, he said, has been happening since Pakatan Rakyat took over Selangor in the 2008 general election.
Dr Wee said this to reporters after the launching of Barisan Nasional candidate Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun’s manifesto, “Chew Mei Fun’s Pledge for the People”, here yesterday.
Chew is in a straight fight with PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail for the Kajang state seat in the March 23 by-election.
MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, who launched the manifesto, appealed to voters to give Chew and Barisan a chance to prove that they could make a difference to people’s lives in Kajang.
He said he had received many complaints and appeals from the Kajang folk to help resolve their problems.
“There are so many problems, ranging from potholes on the roads, clogged drains, poor garbage disposal, and flooding to the increase in business licence fees and assessment.
“This is proof that the state government has not been doing its duties for a long time,” he said.
As such, Liow said PKR’s manifesto this time around was highly questionable because they had failed to live up to their pledges in the 2008 and 2013 general elections.
He said he was confident that the people of Kajang would be moved by Chew’s sincerity.
In her manifesto, Chew has pledged to:
> Strengthen the check and balance in the Selangor state assembly;
> Resolve local problems;
> Play the role of a constructive opposition assemblyman; and
> Become an ambassador for goodwill and unity among the people.
She said the pledges were made based on the needs and wishes of the people in Kajang.
“I received the feedback from them during my walkabouts,” said Chew, who has been moving around here since three weeks ago.
As a former two-term Petaling Jaya Utara MP, she said she had the confidence to serve the people well because of her experience and also with support from her party and Barisan Nasional comrades and Cabinet ministers.
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