MACC to vet polls hopefuls
PETALING JAYA: Gerakan has submitted the profiles of 45 potential candidates to be vetted by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
Gerakan president Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong said the list included party members who started serving the constituencies two years ago.
“These coordinators have been carrying out their responsibilities in the respective constituencies assigned to them.
“They are coordinators and have helped strengthen the party in the constituencies,” he said.
Mah said he was confident Gerakan would do better and hoped the party would regain several seats in Penang.
“It is different from what we faced in 2008 and 2013, especially with the existing problems faced by the Penang government,” he said.
When asked what were the immediate changes Gerakan would make if the party recaptured Penang, Mah said it would be addressing environmental problems.
“There is too much development in Penang and that is the cause of more ‘botak hills’ (deforestation).
“We will release a blueprint for Penang at a suitable time and this blueprint will address the problems faced by the B40 group.
“Allegations that our economy will slump in September are not true. In reality, our economy has been improving, especially in the palm oil sector.
“The European Union is saying that Malaysia’s palm oil sector has not met sustainability requirements.
“In a month’s time, I will travel to the EU with my Indonesian counterpart to meet the European parliamentarians to explain the misconceptions about our palm oil sector.”
The EU is the largest export destination for Malaysian palm oil and palm oil products with exports valued at RM10 billion last year.