KUALA LUMPUR – MCA is confident of garnering additional support from Chinese voters in the 14th General Election (GE14) based on the encouraging response received by the party from the community, especially in urban areas.
Its president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the wave of support from Chinese voters was apparent after they realised that there was no tangible development or success being undertaken by the opposition over the last two terms.
“It is clearly obvious in Kuala Lumpur, many Chinese have returned to the MCA fold because they have realised that the DAP could not contribute to the people despite holding the constituencies here for the past 10 years.
“I have been walking and talking to the people on the ground. We shake hands and can feel the serious support. They (voters) also said this is the time (GE14) that the votes will come to MCA and Barisan Nasional,” he said.
Liow was met by reporters at the Tun Razak Division and Federal Territories level Chinese New Year 2018 open house here today.
The festive celebration was attended by more than 3,000 residents around the area, including from the Malay and Indian communities, reflecting the spirit of oneness among the people in the country.
Liow, who is also Transport Minister, said MCA was in the midst of regaining the trust of the people to jointly focus on the Kuala Lumpur transformation agenda to turn it into a ‘Greater KL’ for economic development and national progress.
He said the government had never differentiate between the Chinese, Malay or Indian communities because it practised a spirit of unity and harmony.
“Overall ahead of the GE, which will be held soon, the support to us (government) is getting stronger. We can seriously see and feel the mood,” he added. – BERNAMA