Chua: Not right that donations at political dinners are not revealed


  • Nation
  • Friday, 18 May 2012

GOPENG: MCA wants the DAP to be transparent and accountable for the donations it has been collecting from the public at its political dinners.

MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek said the Opposition party would put up boxes for people to donate during dinners.

“They (DAP leaders) will tell the whole world that the people donated money in support of their cause but do not reveal the amount they have collected all this while.

“In fact, they owe the people, especially the donors an answer as to the amount collected and its usage.

“Collecting large amounts of money and keeping quiet after that is simply not right,” Dr Chua said after visiting SJKC Kopisan and SJKC Man Ming here yesterday.

On Chinese schools, Dr Chua said the Opposition will raise issues on mother-tongue education every general election and ‘disappear’ after that.

Dr Chua said he hoped the Chinese would not be fooled by such tactics which was only to gain political mileage.

“In fact, the DAP has been using the same trick, be it during general election or by election,” he said of the several issues on Chinese education raised by the DAP of late.

“This is expected of the DAP with general election nearing,” he said.

On Chinese educationists’ plan to have a rally on May 20 for the building of a Chinese independent school in Kuantan, Dr Chua said street protest would not solve problems.

He challenged the DAP to show what they have done for Chinese education, noting that Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, for instance, has yet to build a kindergarten in Penang in the last four years.

Dr Chua said the funds that he announced for Chinese schools came from the party and also allocations from the Government.

He also said that he would request an RM800,000 government allocation for the upgrading of SJKC Kopisan and the same amount for the upgrading of SJKC Man Ming.

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