KAJANG: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s track record in handling education issues speaks volumes about his “character”, said MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.
He is best remembered as the education minister who suppressed Chinese education and triggered the Operasi Lalang in 1987.
Liow said Anwar was no stranger to the Chinese community, particularly those in Kajang where the Chinese educationist group, Dong Zong, was active.
He said Anwar – the Pakatan Rakyat designated-candidate for the upcoming Kajang by-election – had also started to make all sorts of promises to fish for votes.
Citing examples, Liow said Anwar had suddenly shown concern over Dong Zong’s land issue – something Anwar had been evading all this while.
“This is Anwar Ibrahim and the people should teach him a lesson for the damage he had caused and also for continuing to make empty promises in many instances,” Liow said after visiting the Sungai Chua market here yesterday.
Earlier, Liow and his deputy Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong distributed 1,000 stalks of red roses and 1,500 goodie bags with chocolates, mandarin oranges and groundnuts to market-goers and traders to mark Valentine’s Day and Chap Goh Meh.
The two dates coincide every 19 years.
On the by-election, Liow said the MCA survey had shown good response from the ground and this was a big encouragement for the party to face the polls with full confidence.
He urged the people to support Barisan Nasional because an elected representative would enable the coalition to serve the people better.