Chong takes aim at Dr Sim for ‘choosing BN over the people’
KUCHING: DAP candidate for Stampin Chong Chieng Jen yesterday asserted that ‘a doctor must have the heart for the people’.
He said he could not fathom the reason for his opponent Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian to defend the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition which did not put people before everything.
“The whole world knows about the scandal of 1MDB (1Malaysia Development Bhd). A candidate is supposed to save the people but he (Dr Sim) contests for (Prime Minster Datuk Seri) Najib (Tun Razak). We respect him as a doctor, but a doctor must have the heart for the people.
“What Najib is doing is destroying the future of our country and our children,” he said during a DAP talk held at RH Plaza here yesterday.
Chong asserted that ‘power is almighty’ as far as one particular ruling party in Peninsular Malaysia is concerned, while “citizens like you and I have no protection of the law”.
He informed the crowd that every Malaysian has the constitutional right to change the government for the betterment of their country.
“Too much has happened all these years. We want to see a new government, new hope for all,” added Chong.
Meanwhile, Bandar Kuching candidate Dr Kelvin Yii, who is taking on BN-SUPP’s Kho Teck Wan, opined that this election is a battle between Malaysians and Najib.
“We could see Najib’s face almost everywhere during the 2013 general election but this election, I don’t see any so far. They dare not even mention Najib’s name.”
He said the state BN manifesto should not include the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) since the state government is part of the federal government.
“You are in the ruling government and you cannot do it (get back Sarawak’s rights). Najib is at his most desperate and without Sarawak and Sabah; he will lose this election,” he said.
Dr Yii also wondered if Najib would really give back what belonged to Sarawak after winning this election when he could not even promise anything concrete when he was so desperate for a win.
“On May 9, I hope all will come down to vote and we can change the government to give new hope to Malaysia. I am Kelvin Yii, I hope you will give me a chance.”