Elected rep should represent the people, says Chew

  • Nation
  • Monday, 27 Apr 2015

BUKIT MERTAJAM: An elected representative should represent the people and not their husband or any of their family members, said Penang MCA chairman Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun.

Citing the ineffectiveness of Pakatan Rakyat candidate Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail “who keeps talking about her husband (Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim) when campaigning”, she said it was unfair to the people.

“I think the people know when we choose a representative, we want him or her to act and represent the rakyat.

“Wan Azizah should also be very clear about that role,” she told a press conference after a ceramah and get together dinner with about 350 people in Kubang Semang here yesterday.

She added that the Permatang Pauh by-election was an uphill battle for Barisan Nasional but she believed that the people were already fed up with Pakatan.

“All these years, her (Wan Azizah’s) family failed to serve the people here well. There are still many people living in poverty.”

However, Chew said Barisan was aware that the Goods and Services Tax issue was a threat to Barisan.

“Many people are still getting used to the tax and there is a lot of confusion as it has just been implemented.

“This is the reason why we (Barisan) need to work doubly hard,” she said.

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