SHAH ALAM: Selangor state executive councillor for trade, investment and industry, Teresa Kok, yesterday challenged MCA Young Professional Bureau chief Datuk Chua Tee Yong to contest in Selangor in the next general election "as an assessment of his Talam revelations".
"Many MCA members and I wonder why Chua, as an elected Johor MP and deputy minister, is so interested in Selangor's affairs," she told reporters after the state exco meeting yesterday.
"I hereby invite Chua to contest in Selangor in the coming GE, so that he can assess whether the people in Selangor believe in his series of disclosure on the Talam debt recovery exercise and accusations levelled against the Selangor Pakatan Rakyat government."
Chua is the Labis MP and is deputy agriculture and agro--based industry minister.
He has been at the forefront of revealing the state government's dealings while recovering a RM392 million debt of Talam Corporation.
Chua alleged RM1 billion in land scandals had occurred during the debt recovery exercise, claiming the state government had overpaid Talam in acquiring some of its assets.