Friday, February 22, 2008

A manifesto from DAP for Petaling Jaya

PETALING JAYA: DAP has unveiled a manifesto for Petaling Jaya covering contemporary urban issues.

The single page manifesto with the tagline "PJ to lead Malaysia forward" outlined their promise to lower crime rates, provide quality education, clean local government and decrease the cost of goods.

"For this year, core issues that would swing voters are inflation and crime," said the party's Damansara chairman, Tony Pua, who is also the economic adviser to party secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.

In the Petaling Jaya Utara constituency that has about 76,000 registered voters, 76.4 per cent of them are Chinese while 15.2 per cent are Malays with the rest being Indians with an even spread in the age breakdown.

"There are a lot of wealthy and socially aware voters in PJ, so we want to make this constituency the affluent and intellectual centre of the country," said Pua, 35.

Pua is tipped to contest the Petaling Jaya Utara parliamentary seat against incumbent MP Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun who is also the Wanita MCA deputy chairman and Women, Family and Community Development Ministry Parliamentary Secretary.

An IT expert who made his millions in a public listed company in Singapore, Pua joined the party last year in DAP's strategy of fielding young professionals.

1 comment:

Selangor Voter said...

I sincerely hope all of you will win and together let's stop the rot of our institutions. This is the best opportunity as you have offered credible opposition politics which was not explicitly present previously. Good luck to all of you.