Chua: PKR reform plan is a gimmick


KUALA LUMPUR: The 100-day reform plan proposed by Pakatan Rakyat is nothing but a gimmick to divert the rakyat’s attention after the Opposition failed to deliver on promises it made in the last general election.

MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek said he hoped that the people would not be taken in by such gimmicks.

“The Pakatan has yet to deliver on promises made so far,” he said.

Citing examples, Dr Chua said the Kedah state government had not offered interest-free loans and nursery care for civil servants as promised earlier.

“The garbage disposal system is not solved and the slaughterhouse was demolished without a new one being built,” he said.

Dr Chua added that husbands and wives were not allowed to be together in an event in Kedah on Dec 31.

“They promised no increase in water tariff but both Penang and Kedah had increased it by 25%,” he said at a press conference after meeting second-hand car parts dealers in Wisma MCA yesterday.

He also said the 100-day reform plan was to cover Pakatan’s weaknesses.

He was commenting on a remark by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak who described the Pakatan’s 100-day reform plan, which was unveiled last month, as a populist move and an irresponsible act.

Najib had said the plan was unrealistic because it did not state the source of funds to finance the undertakings.

To another question on the Tenang by-election, Dr Chua said the Barisan Nasional did not expect to receive automatic support from local folk. “We will work hard to get Tenang folk to support Barisan,” he said.

Dr Chua also said anyone could campaign in Tenang.

“This includes Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Datuk Chua Jui Meng,” he added.


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