SANDAKAN: Barisan Nasional is a tested coalition with a proven development record, said MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek to voters in Batu Sapi.
“They (Opposition) will play up issues but I believe that the voters will not be affected by them.
“Like all Malaysians, voters in Batu Sapi also want development. We have a proven track record,” said Dr Chua, who were among the top Barisan leaders at the Batu Sapi nomination centre yesterday to support Barisan’s candidate Datin Linda Tsen Thau Lin.
He added that the MCA with its 1,200 members in the Sandakan area had pledged their full support for the Barisan candidate irrespective of the party she represented.
“I have met with (Sabah MCA chief) Datuk Edward Khoo and all our members.
“They have given the assurance they will work for the Barisan candidate,” he said, adding that it was in the spirit of Barisan cooperation.
On the Galas by-election, he said the mood of the Chinese voters there was good and he hoped the community would not be hoodwinked by the promises of land.
“Such promises have been made repeatedly for the past 20 years,” he said.
THE STAR (Wednesday October 27, 2010)