Opposition twisting the truth on GST, says Chew

Opposition twisting the truth on GST, says Chew
Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) vice-president Chew Mei Fun.

BUKIT MERTAJAM, Penang - MCA vice-president Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun has expressed disappointment over what she claimed is the Opposition's championing of issues based on unverified information.

"We have to go from house to house and organise small gatherings to explain the real situation to the people," said Chew, who cited the Goods and Services Tax as an example where the truth had been twisted.

Chew, also the Penang MCA chairman, hoped voters would pick Barisan candidate Suhaimi Sabudin as he was a local with "no baggage".

On a report that said Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has pledged to help PKR candidate Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail to look after Permatang Pauh if she wins the by-election, Chew said she disagreed with such an arrangement.

"If the people are voting for the candidate, they will be expecting the candidate to look after the constituency, and not through other parties.

"The chief minister and mentri besar are very busy people, and they might just end up delegating the job to their assistants.

"The people in Permatang Pauh will prefer service from the winning candidate," she told a press conference at Icon City here yesterday.

Penang MCA secretary Tan Chuan Hong also took Pakatan Rakyat leaders to task for what he claimed was their "disinformation" on GST.

During his campaign rounds with Suhaimi, Tan said he was approached by locals who appeared confused by Pakatan leaders' statement on GST.

Chew, who is also Deputy Women, Family and Community Develop­ment Minister, earlier launched the Jelajah Keluarga Bahagia programme organised by the National Population and Family Development Board at SJK(C) Lay Keow.

She said the Federal Government had disbursed RM58.6mil in aid to needy folk in 18,634 cases handled by her ministry.

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