Chinese support needed to form multiracial government, says BN candidate

Chong (second from left) taking a wefie with his wife Datin Chai Yoke Shyuan (third from left) and members of Umno‘s retired civil servants club.— UU BAN/The Star

DAP’S ambition to take over Negri Sembilan and Putrajaya will never be realised, says Datuk Chong Sin Woon.

“The closest they got was in the last general election. They couldn’t achieve it then, let alone now,” he said after a meet-and-greet session organised by Umno’s retired civil servants club.

Chong said the Chinese community in NS should wake up to the fact that what DAP had been selling was not possible to achieve.

“In the last general election, the Chinese gave a lot of support to the DAP. But Umno managed to win 21 seats out of the 22 they contested. They only lost the Sikamat state seat narrowly,” he said.

Chong, the Barisan Nasional candidate for the Seremban parliamentary seat, said Umno’s preparations for the general election this time was even better.

“They are confident of winning big in the 22 state seats they are contesting. With the 22 seats, Umno can already form the state government.

“But Tok Mat (Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan) said he wants multiracial representation in the state government,” he said.

Chong added that the situation was the same at the federal level.

“The support from the Malays, Umno’s strength, and Sabah and Sarawak... With these three forces, Barisan can already rule the country,” he said.

Chong said Barisan hoped to form a government with representation from all races and was striving hard to get support from the Chinese, Indians as well as those in Sabah and Sarawak.

“We want to have a multiracial government. If Barisan wins and there is only one race in the government, it will not be stable.

“We need to understand the culture, languages and needs of different races. There should be representation from all races,” he added.

In several ceramah, DAP leaders have been saying Pakatan Harapan can win the general election based on the Malay tsunami and support from Sabah and Sarawak.

“For Sabah, I do not see that being possible.

“Even if DAP works with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, they don’t have grassroots support,” he said.

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