IPOH: The DAP is out to mislead the Chinese into thinking that the community's influence could be enhanced by supporting the opposition party, said MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek.
He said the Chinese-based DAP would not be able to deliver the type of influence even if it were to win all the 45 of the 222 parliamentary seats it contested in the last general election.
In fact, any support given to DAP would only pave the way for the PAS-dominated Pakatan Rakyat to push for the implementation of hudud if it captures Putrajaya in the coming general election, he added.
Citing the last elections, Dr Chua said DAP, which won 18 state seats in Perak, had given the Mentri Besar's post to PAS although PAS and PKR only had a combination of 13 seats.
“DAP only has its own political survival in mind and, unfortunately, it is doing it at the expense of the Chinese in the country,” he said.
Dr Chua said DAP was in fact a “hypocrite” all this while.
The DAP leaders used to condemn Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim between 1982 and 1999 but Anwar is now their candidate as Prime Minister.
“To DAP, you are its hero if you are its partner but you are pariah if you do not serve its purpose,” he said during a dinner for the Ipoh Timur MCA roadshow here on Sunday.
Also present was Ipoh Timur MCA chairman Datuk Thong Fah Chong.
On the coming elections, Dr Chua said MCA would contest in 40 parliamentary seats and 90 state seats like previously.
He said the party had been working very hard to recapture the seats it lost, besides defending the 15 parliamentary and 31 state seats it won last round.
As the second largest Barisan component party, MCA would also go all out to help other component parties to win, he added.
Dr Chua hoped the people would recognise the services rendered to them and give Barisan a chance to serve them further.
He said the Opposition's battle cry for change was just an empty slogan to stir the people's emotions.
“I have asked the DAP many times to show the Pakatan's socio-economic model for the country but it has been evading the topic,” he said.
Dr Chua said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had put in place policies and socio-economic programmes to develop the country for the next 10 years.
He said the programmes had yielded results which won recognition from foreign investors, adding that many foreigners were setting up companies in Malaysia because of the business-friendly environment under Najib.
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