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Published: Saturday April 27, 2013 MYT 9:39:00 PMUpdated: Saturday April 27, 2013 MYT 9:49:06 PM
By CHRISTINA TAN
KLUANG: The general election on May 5 is not about whether Barisan Nasional or Pakatan Rakyat wins, but the fate and future of the people and the country, said MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek.
He said voters have the right to change, however, they should seriously consider the consequences that they would have to face next.
"The Pakatan Rakyat pact that target to replace Barisan Nasional as government does not have a common direction.
"One of the clearest issues that has become the debate in the past few days is the Islamic state and hudud law - where one party insists on implementing it, if Pakatan comes to power, while another party is against it.
"We cannot have a pact with members going in different directions to lead the government and the people," he said during his speech Kluang Teow Chew 55th anniversary celebration dinner and installation of new committee line-up here on Satirday.
Also present at the event were incumbent Kluang MP Datuk Dr Hou Kok Chung and other Barisan candidates.
Dr Chua urged voters to use their votes carefully and not take the continuous development of the nation and their future for granted.
"Slogans cannot help to develop the country because it needs comprehensive planning and economic models for that purpose," he said.
Dr Chua also said Malaysia might attain the developed nation status in 2018, two years ahead of the target, if Barisan continues to govern the country.
He said Johor, which benefitted the most from the economic development in the country, could overtake Selangor and become the most developed state in the Peninsula between three and five years.
He said he was confident that all the targets could be achieve with the consistent economic growth of 5% to 6% every year.
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