(The Star) - The Hulu Langat MCA division has passed a resolution calling on the United Chinese School Committees Association (Dong Zong) to withdraw allegations made against the party pertaining to Chinese education.
The division passed the resolution calling on Dong Zong deputy president Chow Siew Hong to withdraw this statement, at its AGM on Tuesday which was attended by 274 members.
Chow had earlier accused MCA of limiting the number of Chinese independent schools in the Education Act 1996, but the party has refuted this.
The division also condemned the state government for not fulfilling its promise to reduce quit rent by 20% in the state.
It also passed a resolution urging the Selangor government to immediately allocate land for Chinese schools and temples.
In his opening speech, division chief Lee Ban Seng called on members to serve and help the people.
“I believe we will regain power in Selangor and take back the Kajang state seat in the coming general election,” said Lee.
He said the MCA had done well in education-related issues and fought for two new Chinese schools in Sungai Long and Kajang.
“This will be an election full of challenges it is do or die for MCA. For the sake of Malaysia, your descendants and the Chinese community, please vote for Barisan Nasional,” he said.
Meanwhile, MCA central committee member Loh Seng Kok said the 1MCA Medical Foundation, launched in December last year, had given out RM6.77mil to help 1,730 patients.
He said Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, established by MCA, had produced 26,789 graduates in 10 years.