MCA: Give a chance to BN candidate

MCA Kajang

(The Star) – With just a day to go in the campaign for the Kajang by-election, MCA leaders turned up at the party’s main operations room here as a show of support for its vice-president Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun.

Carrying two banners with the words “A humble vote for Mei Fun, a chance for MCA”, and “With Mei Fun, a hope for Kajang”, the leaders, including central committee members, voiced their support for the Barisan Nasional candidate.

They also held up banners, urging voters to go for change tomorrow.

MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the whole party leadership was firmly behind Chew.

“We appeal to the people to give a chance to Mei Fun, who is a person with dignity, principles and known for her good service to the people,” he told reporters here yesterday.

Despite the baseless accusations and personal attacks against Chew, Liow said he believed that the people were wise enough to make their own judgment.

“She will act as a good opposition in the Selangor state assembly and play her role in check and balance against the state government,” he said.

On another matter, Liow, who attended an Automotive Workshop Modernisation session at Bengkel Wee Advance Motor Sdn Bhd, said the project aimed to modernise and transform the automotive services and repair sector.

Under this scheme, Kojadi Institute would provide loans of up to RM100,000 with an annual 3% interest rate, Liow said, adding that Bengkel Wee was one of the recipients.

Meanwhile, MCA disciplinary board chairman Datuk Seri Chor Chee Heung said the Federal Government, via the Housing and Local Government Ministry, had channelled RM794,000 to solve flash floods in Kampung Bukit Angkat here over the past four years.

“We have also provided RM661,000 to Kampung Kwantung Baru to mitigate flash floods. This sum includes a special allocation of RM100,000 for the local council to repair roads and other infrastructure,” he said.

At another function, former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail was mistaken if she thought that the “Kajang Move” would take the Opposition to Putrajaya.

“She is only contesting in Kajang which is a state seat and not a parliamentary seat. You cannot be a Prime Minister if you contest a state seat,” he said when meeting retirees in Hulu Langat.

Dr Mahathir also said the by-election had nothing to do with championing the rights of the rakyat, urging voters to think wisely.