He had called on all party members to give full support to the coalition in order to help Barisan win at least a two-thirds majority in the elections.
“Whether they are candidates or those who have contested in the previous elections, everyone must give their full cooperation to the election campaign,” Chor told reporters after presenting the start-up kit to recipients of the KAR1SMA Aid Programme 2013 on Sunday.
Chor, who is the Housing and Local Government Minister and outgoing MP of Alor Setar, added that the internal squabble within Pakatan Rakyat and its practice of fielding parachute candidates had let the people down.
“The leaders of Pakatan are only concerned about the interest of their own component party, it is not a fair coalition.
“Unlike Pakatan, Barisan is a coalition which has achieved maturity and tested through time. We are definitely better qualified to govern the country,” said Chor.
Chor also criticized the “hit-and-run” politics of DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang, saying that the veteran politician was arrogant in believing that he would receive strong support in whichever seat he stands.
“This style of politics is outdated as the voters now are more informed and wiser in choosing their representatives,” said Chor.
He pointed out that MCA had maintained its service centres even though a number of its candidates had lost in the 2008 general election.
Chor also commented on Parti Keadilan Rakyat candidate for the Alor Star parliamentary seat, Gooi Hsiao Leung, whom he said only reappeared in the constituency five years after contesting against him in 2008.
“He (Gooi) should have set up a service centre to show the constituency that he is sincere in serving the people. Instead, he had left and only reappeared now,” said Chor.
He later met members of the Sikh community in Kedah in conjunction with the Vaisakhi celebration.
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