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Published: Thursday April 25, 2013 MYT 11:54:00 AM
Updated: Thursday April 25, 2013 MYT 2:06:27 PM

GE13: Pakatan unable to repeat 2008 performance in Perak, says Chua

Chua accompanied by Gopeng parliment candidate Tan Chin Meng(left), Teja state candidate Yew Sau Kam(back)and Chairman of SJK(C) Lawan Kuda Baru, Wong Ah Ngow in touring the school compound. Chua accompanied by Gopeng parliment candidate Tan Chin Meng(left), Teja state candidate Yew Sau Kam(back)and Chairman of SJK(C) Lawan Kuda Baru, Wong Ah Ngow in touring the school compound.

GOPENG: Pakatan Rakyat will not be able to repeat its 2008 feat in Perak this general election, MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek said.

In the last elections, DAP won 18 state seats while PAS and PKR won a combination of 13 seats, against Barisan Nasional's 28, resulting in Pakatan capturing the state.

However, three Pakatan assemblymen declared themselves as Independents in 2009, resulting in a new state government being formed by Barisan.

Dr Chua said DAP had not only failed to service the people after its victory, but also deserted them to chart its entry to Johor this round.

"The Opposition has always taken the support from the people, especially the Chinese, for granted," he said after a groundbreaking ceremony for SJK(C) Lawan Kuda Baru's basket ball court here Thursday.

Dr Chua said he was also confident that Barisan would be able to wrest back the Gopeng parliamentary seat and its two state seats - Teja and Simpang.

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