TAIPING: Perak DAP chief Nga Kor Ming has denied practising politics of hate and said he was instead conveying a message of reform.
Accused yesterday as turning Perak Malays against DAP, he turned the attack around on Umno and said that the party, which is dominant in Barisan Nasional, was slowly “killing off” its other coalition partners.
Nga said that Umno had little respect for its fellow BN members – MCA, MIC and Gerakan – and would often take over seats traditionally contested by those parties.
Kuala Sepetang, Lumut and Hutan Melintang were being contested by Umno candidates instead of candidates from Gerakan, MCA and MIC respectively.
“Yet MCA, MIC and Gerakan are quiet,” he said., adding Umno’s contesting in the seats showed components were slowly being “killed off”.
Yesterday, a BN insider had told FMT that the opposition would never regain power in Perak (as they did in 2008) as long as they had the likes of Nga among them.
In response, Nga said: “I know I’m not perfect, I know not everyone likes my style, but I know many like to hear me speak.”
Speaking to FMT last night while at a ceramah in Kampung Jambu, Nga said he never made personal attacks, but only made criticisms based on policies and issues.
Nga is seeking re-election in the Teluk Intan parliamentary and Aulong state seats.
He defended his service record amid claims from rivals that he had not done much in the past decade.
“In the past 10 years, Taiping DAP has resolved more than 3,000 cases. We have three service centres manned by full time staff as well as a mobile service centre.
“Gerakan doesn’t even have a real service centre,” he said, adding he also went down to the ground every week.
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