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DAP should keep pressuring PAS over bumi quota

ALOR STAR, 13 Nov 2008: The state MCA has expressed support to the DAP in the party’s bid to pressure the state government to do away with the 50% bumiputera quota for new housing projects in the state.

“The DAP should step up the pressure in any way it can to force PAS to review the policy and maintain the 30% quota which has been implemented for so long,” Kedah MCA secretary Datuk Chong Itt Chew told Bernama.

He said the MCA was against the new quota which was announced by Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak last month.

“Kedah MCA also hopes that DAP advisor Lim Kit Siang will raise the matter in parliament,” he said, adding that the party would also support the DAP if it wanted to pull out of the state Pakatan Rakyat coalition.

Chong, who is a MCA central committee member, was commenting on Azizan’s statement yesterday that it would be up to the DAP to leave the Pakatan Rakyat pact if it could not agree to new policy.

An aide to the sole DAP representative, Lee Guan Aik, declined to comment when contacted, saying Azizan’s statement was sensitive in nature.

Nevertheless, the aide said, the matter would be discussed by the party soon.

The state Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association of Malaysia (Rehda) had also voiced out against the policy, saying it would pose difficulties for them, especially in selling the bumiputera quota. — Bernama

See also: Rehda will seek judicial review


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