Instead of sympathy card, produce report card
PETALING JAYA: Wanita MCA Selangor chief Ong Chong Swen has told Wan Azizah that instead of playing the sympathy card, she should submit her report card regarding the lack of progress in Kajang since she became their ADUN over five months ago.
Ong, who is also the Wanita MCA Vice-Chairman, said this in reference to news reports that PKR president Wan Azizah was hurt by PAS President Hadi Awang’s attacks on her lack of capability in becoming Selangor’s next Menteri Besar.
In a statement Ong said, “PKR is resorting to utilising the sympathy card to gain and maintain waning support.”
Ong also said Wan Azizah’s “situation has grown precarious in view of the royal rebuke, as well as the earlier rejection by the PAS Syura Council, Hadi and tok guru Nik Aziz.”
She suggested that the best way to counter Hadi’s statement was for Wan Azizah to show proof of her capabilities and accomplishments in Kajang by way of producing “a report card”.
Making a direct reference to the Kajang Municipal Council website, Ong relates, “Kajang tallied the highest number of dengue fever outbreak among the six districts with 24 or one-third out of the 68 cases in total.”
Ong asked, “Is she (Wan Azizah) too entangled in the intra-PKR vs PAS intrigues that the welfare of the Kajang folks have been negated in similar manner which the previous PKR Kajang rep cum quitter Lee Chin Cheh had?”
She also made reference to speaker Hannah Yeoh who rejected all 10 of Wan Azizah’s questions because each was well over 40 words long.
Saying the word limit was 10, Ong remarked, “As an ex-Parliamentarian who went into a second term, surely Wan Azizah should have known from her days at the Dewan Rakyat on the word limitation, and as such should have prepared accordingly.”
Ong said the Selangor MB crisis had clearly consumed the energy of Pakatan Rakyat’s state assemblymen to the point that the needs of their respective constituencies had gone largely ignored.