Sunday, 28 April 2013

‘Learn from China, go for change and reforms’

P.140 Segamat (13th General Election on May 5, 2013)
46,262 (20,093/43.43% Malays; 21,393/46.24% Chinese; 4,641/10.03% Indians)
Vote for Change, for our children’s future

‘Learn from China, go for change and reforms’

Chua at the DAP ceramah in Kampung Abdullah.

SEGAMAT (April 28, 2013): Malaysians must go for a change of government and socio-economic policies to save themselves and their country.
“Our progress has been too slow under the Barisan Nasional (BN). After 55 years of corrupt misrule and abuse of power, we cannot afford to give Najib another five years,” he added.
“In 1992, when I was in China, the streets in China had very, very few cars. The Chinese were mostly cycling or riding motorcycles.
“China was relatively poor and a village man called Deng Xiao Ping told his people that China would go bankrupt if they did not change and do something about their socio-economic development policies.
“Today, after just 21 years, China has overtaken Japan as the world’s No.2 economy. We were more developed than China in 1992. Where are we now?” Chua said in his ceramahs in Kampung Tengah and Kampung Abdullah here tonight.
Chua said Deng and China’s success was due to the people’s brave ability to accept change and reforms.

Chua at the PKR ceramah in Kampung Tengah.

“On May 5, Malaysians must also be as brave as the Chinese nationals to help check the serious socio-economic rot in Malaysia.
“We are today surviving on borrowings. The federal debt is rising fast and could reach RM1 trillion in 2020 if nothing is done about this.
“Do not expect the corrupt Umno-led BN to heal the economy. It does not care for the people, its priority is Umno elites and their cronies.
“Just look at BN-Umno’s record over the years and honestly judge for yourself what is right and what is wrong. Who are more sincere and capable to lead us,” he said to a thunderous round of applause.

A section of the audience in PKR’s ceramah in Kampung Tengah.

Chua said Pakatan Rakyat (PR) de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim had gone through “political hell” at the hands of the greedy and corrupt Umno.
“I joined PKR because I can see he is sincere in wanting to bring about change for Malaysians and the country. The change that he and we want is a caring and loving government, not one that cares for cronies.
“Look at our election manifesto and you will see the many people-friendly promises to heal our socio-economic ills.
“The promises outlined are all colour blind. It is for all Malaysians, irrespective of race or religion,” he added.
For example, Chua said: “Education is the key to any country’s success. Look at China. That is why our promise is to provide free education to all our children, from primary to tertiary levels.
“That is why we promise to allocate RM300 to every student for their school’s development every year.
“You don’t have to beg for funds. It is automatic every year from the PR government, ”he added.
“That is why we are also writing off all the PTPTN debts to ease the burden of unemployed graduates and underpaid graduates,”  he added.
Here's an album of pictures for the night: