MCA Youth hits out at Selangor government

Selangor MCA Youth has lashed out at the Pakatan Rakyat government in Selangor for what they claim to be unfair practice against contractors.

Its chief, Dr Kow Cheong Wei, said contractors were required to get signatures from Pakatan representatives to register with the state, while they did not have to do so under the previous Barisan Nasional government.

Producing the forms he received from a contractor, Kow pointed out a column that read: Sokongan dan cop rasmi oleh MP/Adun Pakatan Rakyat sahaja (Support and offical stamp by Pakatan Rakyat MP or assemblyman only).

He said this unhealthy practice must be stopped as it might lead to abuse of power by certain politicians to satisfy their own vested interests.

“Barisan Nasional proposed to do the same before but MCA Youth had put our foot down to protest against the idea.

“Similarly, we do not welcome it this time,” Kow said.

He added that the Selangor government should live up to its promises and be fair to everybody.

Citing a Klang contractor as an example, Kow said the requirement inconvenienced the contractors as they had to make appointments to meet the busy representatives.

Kow added that the legal committee of Selangor MCA Youth is now studying the authenticity of the forms, and would lodge a police report in due course.

Selangor local government, study and research committee chairman Ronnie Liu, when contacted, said the term “Pakatan Rakyat” had been dropped when they discovered it.

“An officer in the state Economic Planning Unit (UPEN) changed Barisan Nasional to Pakatan Rakyat on the old form without thinking twice.

“Now that we have dropped the term, any MP and assemblyman can sign the forms,” he said.

He also explained that the signature required was to verify the status of the contractor, and not a recommendation as many perceived.