Chew Mei Fun, the BN candidate for the Kajang by-election, is making a dent into the Pakatan Rakyat vote bank while enjoying solid backing from women voters, claimed MCA president Liow Tiong Lai.
Liow, in an
exclusive interview with FMT today, claimed that many Kajang voters who
were upset with the contentious nature of this by-election and are turning their backs on Pakatan Rakyat.
“When we went from house to house, many people came forward and said
they voted for Pakatan last time, but they would vote for us now.
“The women votes were also very encouraging. Without us asking, they
said they would definitely vote for Chew,” he said from his office at
Liow declined to rate BN’s chances of winning the
by-election, but said he is confident of a swing to BN although the
battle is against PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim.
criticised Anwar for deliberately creating the by-election to fulfill
his ambition to become the Selangor MB, and urged Kajang voters to save
the state from Anwar whom he labelled as insincere.
‘Reject Anwar, save Selangor’
Anwar’s wife, PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail vacated her
Permatang Pauh seat in 2008 for Anwar to return to parliament, while
former Kajang assemblyman Lee Chin Cheh said last month that he resigned
to allow Anwar to contest and become the Selangor Menteri Besar.
“The Kajang people have to be wise, it’s time to
set a higher standard of democracy. Reject Anwar, save Selangor.
Selangor cannot be under this person’s hand,” said Liow.
claimed that Anwar was trying to play politics in the water deal signed
between the Federal and Selangor state government last week, despite
water being a basic necessity to the people.
“If given a
chance, he will turn everything into a political issue. Selangor Menteri
Besar Khalid Ibrahim quickly signed it without Anwar interference. I
hope Anwar does not meddle too much. Whenever he meddles, Selangor will
be in deep trouble,” he said.
The Bentong MP fell short of praising Khalid, but said the latter at least did less in politicking.
“Whether he runs the state well or not, we will let the people judge. But as a MB, do your work, don’t play politics,” he said.