The MCA President, Datuk Seri Dr. Ling Liong Sik, said in Ipoh yesterday that the DAPís performance would be worse than 1995 general election.
If Mahathir is really confident of retaining two-thirds majority, he should close down the Barisan Nasional "dirty tricks department", cancel all its "dirty" election tactics and abandon the plan to make the tenth general election the "dirtiest" in the nationís history.
Barisan Nasional leaders and candidates are telling voters that they should choose between development or a strong opposition. This is a false choice.
It is most sad that after four decades of parliamentary democracy, Barisan Nasional leaders and candidates still do not understand the meaning of democracy.
Development is the right of every citizen, who is also a taxpayer. Development should not be used to blackmail voters to support the ruling parties.
Such blackmail to deny development to voters who support the Opposition is another "dirty trick" of the Barisan Nasional to scare voters so that they could not freely and fairly exercise their constitutional right to vote.