GEORGE TOWN: DAP has been inconsistent about their “allegiance“ with PAS, said Penang MCA chairman Datuk Tan Teik Cheng.
“A few days ago, Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said a vote for PAS means a vote for Umno.
“But before 505 (the 2013 general election), DAP openly told their supporters that a vote for PAS was a vote for DAP,” he said in his speech at the Bukit Gelugor MCA members’ reunion luncheon in Sungai Dua yesterday.
Tan said DAP often does flip-flops, unlike MCA which steadfastly serves the Chinese community.
“With any issue that involves the Chinese, we are always in the frontline.
“We have only seven Members of Parliament from MCA now, but we continue to fight for the betterment of the Chinese,” he said.
He said Penang MCA needed the support of its members to make a difference.
“Penang has about 600,000 Chinese voters and MCA has about 67,000 members here.
“If we can regain the support of our members and each of them convince three friends and relatives, Penang MCA can make a difference in the state.
“As long as we can get at least one seat in the state assembly, we can play our role and let DAP know that MCA can still influence the future of the state,” he said.
Tan said Penang MCA has started training a group of potential candidates and they will work systematically when the central committee confirms the candidacy.
“I remind our members that nothing is impossible in politics. Do not give up easily. Prepare yourselves well for the next five to six months.
“Penang MCA has been working hard, meeting every week while our news centre looks into issues and responds as quickly as possible.
“We hope people can see our difference and give us their support,” he said.
Bukit Gelugor MCA division chairman Datuk Koay Kar Huah said he was touched by the large turnout of almost 400 members and their families to the luncheon.
He added that the division’s service centre in Jalan Tembaga is open to serve the public every Tuesday from 8.30pm to 10pm.