Gerakan identified candidates three years ago, says Koh

They are undergoing final evaluation before they are named.
KUALA LUMPUR: Gerakan had identified its candidates for the 13th general election, three years ago, said party president Koh Tsu Koon.
“We identified the candidates, three years ago, and they have been under evaluation ever since, to ensure eligibility for the job,” he said.
At a press conference after the party’s central meeting in its headquartersin Cheras here, Koh said the candidates were currently undergoing final evaluation before the party could name them for the polls.
Asked to comment on asset declaration by the opposition, he said, as a matter of principle, he agreed to the practice but it must be done by everyone and fairly.
“We must be fair to everyone and consider every aspect. For instance, some politicians come from succesful business families and that factor must be considered, as well.
“The assets from such income should not be made an issue,” he said.
On another matter, Koh confirmed the appointment of the Barisan Nasional chairmen in Taiping and Beruas, Perak.
He said Tan Lian Hoe was BN chairman in Taiping while Chang Ko Youn, who is also party deputy president, was Beruas chairman.
Koh said the appointments were finalised last month.





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