Chua Soi Lek: there are only 20% Chinese-majority seats

(The Star) – Barisan Nasional is the better choice to serve the Chinese community, Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek said.

The MCA president said that although Barisan was not perfect, the Prime Minister had a clear direction in developing the country through transformation programmes, unlike the Opposition coalition.

“There are fewer than 46 Chinese-majority seats in this country.

“Even if we win all the seats, it is impossible to form a government.

“We must work with other parties including Malay-based parties,” Dr Chua said, urging the people to choose Barisan.

He was addressing about 5,000 people, a majority of whom were Chinese, at a dinner organised by the Muhibah Kimlan Association here on Sunday night.

He said Pakatan Rakyat, led by PAS, was only interested in making Malaysia a theocratic nation governed by hudud laws.

“The people think Pakatan is led by Anwar (PKR advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim).

“But in actual fact it is PAS which leads the coalition, because it has more experience, resources and a larger membership,” Dr Chua said.

He also said the Chinese should throw their support behind the Government’s Economic Transfor­mation Programme (ETP).

“The ETP is primarily led by the private sector, which will definitely affect the Chinese community,” said Dr Chua.

He added that the Government had achieved at least 90% of its foreign investment target in 2011.

The dinner was held to celebrate the completion of the association’s new headquarters here.

Dr Chua also announced a donation of RM200,000 from MCA to the association’s development fund.