(The Star) - Voters are urged to analyse and compare the performance of Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat before they go to the ballot box.
MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek said he was confident that the young in particular would be able to identify the right from wrong as the facts were out in the open for the people to judge.
"Please do not be influenced by what is in Facebook."
"Being young and educated, you certainly will not just simply take things as portrayed by Pakatan," he said when officiating the joint opening of the Perak MCA Youth and Wanita state convention here on Sunday.
Dr Chua said the Opposition had gone all out to use the new media to attack the Barisan Nasional.
He said there were comments to attack everything that Barisan has done although the comments were in fact only posted by two or three people.
Dr Chua said the various socio-economic transformation programmes in the country under Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's leadership had produced good results and gained international recognition.
Among others, the country's economic growth this year would be between 4% and 4.5% although developed countries like the United States and UK were facing economic downturn, he said.
Malaysia is also the fifth most favoured country in Asia for foreign investors, Dr Chua added.
He cautioned that Pakatan's populist policies such as the minimum RM4,000 monthly household income, abolishing tolls and PTPTN loans would cost the Government about RM210bil a year.
The amount was about the same as the country's annual revenue, he said, adding that the country would be bankrupt within two years if Pakatan were to take over Putrajaya in the coming general election.