Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Chinese Are Making A Return

The Chinese voters has begun to make a return and supports Barisan Nasional (BN).

YB Datuk Ir. Dr Wee Ka Siong, MCA Deputy President has shared his views on the recent Rompin By-Election after delivering his speech to the Chinese communities in celebrating the "Mother's Day" in Seberang Jaya, recently.

Wee shares his confidence that the Chinese voters in Rompin with their significant numbers in Kuala Rompin, Bandar Rompin and Tanjung Gemuk has helped improved the performance compared to the previous election; ie the 13th General Election in 2013.

In Kuala Rompin, the majority has improved to 156 compared to 30 majority votes previously. Bandar Rompin, won with 36 votes versus a lost of 121 votes in year 2013. While in Tanjung Gemuk with 261 Chinese voters whom most are fishermen, previously attained 166 votes, now contributed 254 majority votes. The presence of the Chinese voters in the three Pusat Daerah Mengundi (PDM) are solid and a good sign that the Chinese voters are coming back despite their numbers are not big.

"Despite the pressure of Goods and Services tax (GST) issues and the low turn out of the voters, congratulations to BN is in order for winning the Rompin parliamentary seat", says Datuk Wee.

When asked, what will influenced the Chinese support towards the Permatang Pauh By-Election? Datuk Wee, expressed that Opposition will take advantage on GST issues. "We believe it is an issue to the rakyat and that happens to every Government that exercised GST. However we have to explain to the Rakyat the measures taken especially on the price hike." 

It is also believed some fail to differentiate profiteering by unscrupulous traders on GST and GST per se.

He further explains the excesses beyond the 6% are due to greed and these "traders" assumes their actions are valid. Rampant enforcement and legal action are in order to create awareness among the business communities of their wrong doings.

Failure to justify prices beyond the GST ruling, "unscrupulous or greedy traders" must serve their sentence.