Hands-on man: Tan Kai replacing the billboard that was splashed with black paint yesterday.
KUCHING: Barisan Nasional’s Bandar Kuching candidate Tan Kai has accused DAP of using gangster politics to mar SUPP’s campaign in the run-up to the 13th general election.
Speaking to reporters after finding one of the party’s billboards depicting him and Stampin candidate Datuk Yong Khoon Seng had been splashed with black paint, Tan Kai said that he was sad to see that DAP’s gangster politics had made its way into the city.
“We presume it was done by DAP supporters. In the first place, this shouldn’t be happening.
“Why can’t they be a gentleman about it?” he said after replacing the defaced billboard.
“You can see from their campaign rallies that they shamelessly use foul language, cursing and swearing even when there are young children in the crowd.
“In order to attract the attention of the audience, their speakers would do anything it takes to achieve their goals.
“Now their supporters are following their examples by using such dirty tactics like vandalising our billboards.
“We from Barisan Nasional condemn this sort of political culture,” he said.
The billboard, located right in front of the KMC flats in Jalan Padungan, is believed to have been defaced two days ago.
Just two days ago, DAP’s Bandar Kuching candidate Chong Chieng Jen led a group of supporters to the Kuching City South Council’s (MBKS) office to protest against the demolition of their campaign billboard by an officer of the local authority, who had allegedly acted out of his jurisdiction.
However, MBKS mayor James Chan denied that the officer in question was one of his staff.-thestar online