GE14 LIVE DAY 3 | It’s day three of the 14th general election campaign period, and there’s just ten days to go before polling day.
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BN Muar candidate plays up ‘Chinese unity’
8.30am: Muar, Johor – BN Muar candidate Razali Ibrahim accuses DAP of causing disunity among the Chinese after waging war against MCA, reports Free Malaysia Today.
“I understand that among the Chinese community, they are very helpful towards each other. In business, they look out for each other and ensure that everyone has equal opportunities.
“Today, I don’t see this any more,” he tells village at Maharani, a state seat in Muar.
DAP’s decision to field its Johor chief Liew Ching Tong against MCA deputy president Wee Ka Siong is part of the same campaign to destroy MCA, he claims.
“I can’t believe even the Chinese are fighting against each other, when they are known as a race that is united. This is really bad,” he says.
7.30am – Kuching, Sarawak – DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng has promised to recommend Sarawak Harapan chief and Stampin candidate Chong Chieng Jen as cabinet minister if the coalition takes Putrajaya.
“If we can win power in Putrajaya, we want representatives from Sabah and Sarawak in the cabinet,” he is quoted as saying by The Star during a ceramah in Kuching last night.
Chong is the third DAP candidate to be recommended for a cabinet post following Perak DAP chief Nga Kor Ming and Johor DAP chief Liew Chin Tong.