Monday, 22 April 2013

Chua enters the ‘tiger’s den’

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)
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 Chua enters the ‘tiger’s den’

SEGAMAT (April 22, 2013): Johor PKR chairman Chua Jui Meng today entered the “tiger’s den” (Umno’s strongholds), so to speak.
He spent nine hours, from 9am to 6pm, campaigning in the Malay heartlands travelling from estate-to-estate, house-to-house in Buloh Kasap.
Chua said: “There’s a Chinese saying that if you want to catch the tiger’s cubs, you must (have the courage to) enter its den (bu ru hu xue, yan de hu zi).
“It means without entering the tiger’s den, how can you get its young? You must go through all sorts of difficulties and dangers in order to succeed.
“This is what I must do, and am doing now, in my bid to inflict Barisan Nasional (BN)’s maiden electoral loss in P.140 Segamat.
“I am the underdog because I am a new face here. I was Bakri MP for five terms. There is so little time for me and so much to do.”
He appealed to the people of Segamat to come out in full force on May 5 to exercise their rights and fulfill their duty as responsible citizens to elect a trustworthy, responsible, transparent and people-caring government once in every five years.
“After more than 55 years under BN, you must already know what to do, make the right decision to ensure a bright and hopeful future for all Malaysians and Malaysia,” he added.
Under the sweltering sun, Chua and his campaign entourage covered the surroundings of Kampung Lubuk Kepong, Kampung Awat, Gomali, Tambang and Kampung Sepang Moi.
Chua spent time talking to the Malay villagers individually and in small groups why they must dump the corrupt and racist Umno-led BN to save Malaysians and Malaysia.

He told them that Umno had governed Malaysia for more than 55 years but “the majority of Malays are still living in poverty”.
“Umno is no champion of the Malays. Umno is only the champion of cronies and Umnoputras. That is why there is only a minority of the elite rich Malays today who benefitted from Umno’s crony policies.
“Give Pakatan Rakyat (PR) five years to govern Malaysia. Give us the chance to show you how we can fast forward Malaysia’s socio-economic progress.
“If we do not deliver, it is still your democratic right, once every five years, to change. If we fulfill your expectations, then continue your support for us,” he added.