Liow: Chinese community does not owe DAP anything

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  • Monday, 05 Feb 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: It is arrogance on DAP’s part to think that it will sweep clean all the Chinese votes in the coming elections, said Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

“It is DAP that is dependent on the Chinese community for their votes, but the Chinese do not owe them anything,” said the MCA president.

“They think that all Chinese voters will vote for DAP.

“They think that all Chinese voters owe them something but this is not the case,” Liow told reporters after launching the Optimax Eye Specialist Sri Petaling branch yesterday.

“The Chinese community does not like arrogance,” said Liow, adding that arrogance would cause DAP to undo itself.

“The Chinese people do not like to see such a character in DAP that is too arrogant. It wants to destroy all of MCA’s functions.”

Liow was asked his opinion on DAP targeting to sweep MCA seats in the coming elections.

He added that MCA took this as a challenge and would fight back by convincing voters that there was no need for such a disruptive party such as DAP.

Liow said DAP-led Penang was riddled with issues, most recently the controversial undersea tunnel project, which saw the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commis­sion (MACC) swooping in and making arrests.

Just like his deputy Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong, Liow is pushing Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng to answer the questions raised.

“Lim doesn’t answer the questions, instead he avoids them and tries to confuse people as a tactic.

“But the truth will prevail and it will be shown that Lim doesn’t practise complete transparency,” he said.

Speaking after an event at SJK(C) Lam Lee in Yong Peng yesterday, Dr Wee said he was not satisfied with the statements issued by the Penang government regarding the Major Roads and Tunnel project, and reiterated his calls to the state to clear the air with regard to the questions he had raised.

“All these questions need to be answered for the sake of competency, accountability and transparency,” he said.

Dr Wee said there had been various contradicting remarks from the state government and those issued by the shareholders of the project between 2013 and 2018.

Early last month, the mega project came under the spotlight when the MACC arrested several key officials on suspicion of graft.

The project includes the construction of a 7.2km undersea tunnel connecting Gurney Drive on the island to Bagan Ajam in north Butterworth.

There will also be a 10.53km North Coastal Paired Road from Tanjung Bungah to Teluk Bahang, a 5.7km Air Itam-Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway bypass and a 4.075km Gurney Drive-Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway bypass.

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