MCA hopes the people of Kuala Lumpur will return to support the party and Barisan Nasional (BN) in the next general election as only the coalition can ensure the continuity of the country’s development.
Its president Liow Tiong Lai said if they continue to support the opposition, especially DAP, it would be detrimental to the country as they are prone to curb development and neglect the people’s interest.
“The opposition had been manipulating various issues and even Chinese investments in the country had been questioned. We build strong bilateral ties with China but they question such investments and even announce the cancellation of the High Speed Rail project and others.
“Clearly they are seeking revenge and self interest and not for the people. As such, I want Kuala Lumpur residents to support BN and MCA as KL will become Greater KL, which would be a catalyst of the nation’s economy,” he told reporters after opening Federal Territory MCA annual convention in Kuala Lumpur today.
Also present were MCA deputy president Wee Ka Siong, Federal Territory MCA liaison chairman Yew Teong Look as well as Federal Territory MCA’s top leadership.
Meanwhile when asked on the status of the Wangsa Maju and Bandar Tun Razak seats, Liow said any issue on seats would be discussed at the BN Supreme Council meeting.
In this regard, Federal Territory MCA wanted to take back the Bandar Tun Razak seat even though the Umno division there had proposed to contest there.
On the question of candidates, Liow said MCA had submitted a full list of candidate to BN chairman and Prime Minister Najib Razak for consideration and finalisation.
“We have submitted our list. We are very happy to have new faces, and our candidates are working hard on the ground… the momentum is there, the feel good is there, people are happy with services provided by our candidates,” he said and added that more than 50% of MCA’s candidates are new faces.