Monday, 17 March 2014
#Kajang By-Election: I Am A Simple Person, Says Mei Fun.....!!!
PKR's strategy in the Kajang by-election has shifted to include personal attacks against BN candidate Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun. Several bunting were hoisted in strategic locations, especially in Chinese-majority housing areas, depicting Chew's less than flattering portraits and accusations of her colluding with those allegedly accused of corruption. PKR vice-president Tian Chua highlighted a 13-year-old issue involving the relocation of SRJK (C) Damansara when Chew was the member of parliament for Petaling Jaya Utara between 1999 and 2008. Tian accused Chew of not doing anything to stop the relocation of the school and called on Kajang voters, especially the Chinese community, not to support her because of that issue. Chew had previously refuted such accusations. The SRJK(C) Damansara was relocated by the government from its original 0.68 hectare site to a new 6.3 hectare site in January 2001 because of development in the area, in particular the building of the nearby Sprint Highway.Chew, when asked on the latest PKR's strategy, expressed regret that her opponent had to resort to personal attacks against her."This shows that they don't have any real issue against me". "It's simply dirty politics". Chew laughed when quizzed about remarks made by speakers at PKR's ceramah describing her as a person not knowing how to beautify herself."I am a simple person. I do apply lipstick from time to time, but other than that, I don't think I need to be too particular about how I look." "I believe if leaders don't have good manners, the country will be very unstable if they take over the government." Chew said Kajang voters should bear in mind that the real reason for the by-election was because the PKR leadership had decided to manipulate the democratic system to solve their own internal squabbles."It's such a waste of public money and time. The people of Kajang should send a clear message to them not to take the rakyat for fools." Despite the increasingly hostile tactics employed by PKR, Chew said she would remain focused on solving local problems. She said one of her projects, if elected, was to introduce a daycare system in schools, especially to assist single parents, similar to the one she initiated in Petaling Jaya Utara. Chew is in a straight fight against PKR President Wan Azizah Wan Ismail in the March 23 Kajang by-election