MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek is still contemplating whether to contest in any seat in Johor in the coming general election.
Citing his age as a factor, Dr Chua said he was already 65, adding that should he contest and win, he would probably have to serve until 70.
"Once you are elected, you have to serve the people and the nation, not just for personal gain or ego.
"I do not want politics to take up the remaining years of my life as I believe there is still life after politics," he said during a luncheon with the Chinese community and temple associations in Kulaijaya here yesterday.
Dr Chua was responding to a question if he would contest against DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang, who was speculated to vie for the Kulaijaya parliamentary seat.
Earlier during his speech, Dr Chua said it was the DAP not PAS which had changed all these years.
"Years ago, DAP was against PAS' regime. But now, not only do they support the party, they are also influencing the Chinese community to support PAS and their Islamic regime," he said.
The Chinese community, said Dr Chua, should not be so naive as to think that by voting for the DAP, it would mean a better tomorrow.
"I've reminded the Chinese community that by voting for DAP, it automatically means that you are voting for PAS. Malaysia is a multi-racial society.
"If led by a PAS leader, it will surely affect the nation's economy, development, education and, of course, the people," he said.
Dr Chua also announced a RM1.11mil allocation to three Chinese schools in Kulaijaya, which are SJKC Kulai 1 (RM800,000), SJKC Kulai Besar (RM300,000) and SJKC Sengkang (RM15,000) during the event.