A vote for Gan Ping Sieu is a vote for Najib 

Speech by DAP Johor Chairman and MP for Kluang Liew Chin Tong at Pakatan Harapan ceramah in Kluang on 24th February 2018 (released to national media on 25th February 2018)

MCA/Barisan Nasional candidate for Kluang Mr Gan Ping Sieu told the media that Pakatan Harapan policies are unrealistic, particularly the abolishment of GST.

I would like Gan to openly state his support for the continued implementation of GST and justify it to voters of Kluang.

To claim that the market would collapse and government’s finances would be adversely affected just because GST is abolished but not talking about the grand corruption and mega wastage of the Najib government is mere propaganda without much basis.

The Malaysian public is suffering from the combined impact of 1) the implementation of GST in April 2015; 2) the fall of ringgit since October 2014; and 3) the slashing of government funding for healthcare, education, higher education and welfare, as well as the abolishment of subsidies since 2014.

The combined effect is severe and it affects all ordinary Malaysians. While economic figures look good on paper as a result of the export boom in the past year, ordinary Malaysians don’t gain much.

More Johoreans, including many from Kluang, have been forced to seek work in Singapore since the last election. 200,000 Malaysians commute across the Causeway for work in 2013; now it is estimated at 300,000 daily.

This is a reflection of the failure of Najib’s economic governance. The saddest problem is that the Najib government has no understanding of the plight of ordinary Malaysians.

And, Gan Ping Sieu should be reminded that a vote for Gan is a vote for Najib.

Gan stands for every policy failure of the Najib government.

The Malaysian economy needs new impetus and a new government that cares and works for ordinary Malaysians.

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