I wish to condemn in the strongest terms the statement by Perkasa chief YB Dato’ Ibrahim Ali for asking the government to delay the development allocations to the Chinese community.
I wish to stress that government money belongs to the people. It should be used for the local community for local development. It should not in any way be used to punish the voters.
I have discussed the matter with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak who has given an assurance that Barisan Nasional will fulfill its pledges of development to the voters of Hulu Selangor. Barisan Nasional does not renegade on its promises.
It is the existence of organisations like Perkasa that the MCA finds it difficult in getting the Chinese to support the BN.
Politicians should also be reminded not to utter remarks, especially those that touch on the fabric of culture, religion and race that can hurt other communities. This will run contrary to the 1Malaysia agenda as propagated by our Prime Minister.
Malaysia will not be able to progress if we continue to have people like Ibrahim Ali who professes to champion along racial lines with disregard to the sensitivity of other communities in the country.