PETALING JAYA – MCA will work hard towards reforming the party, says its president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai (pic).
In a post on his official Facebook page on Friday, Liow said there had been a swing back of Chinese voters to Barisan Nasional during the Permatang Pauh by-election, but admitted that the momentum was too â€œslowâ€.
â€œMCA needs to work harder in the future. We need to effectively show the partyâ€™s role as part of the Government to gain more support from the Chinese community,â€ he said.
The initial breakdown of voters during the by-election, Liow said, showed that the number of Chinese votes had indeed increased at Chinese-majority areas, crediting MCAâ€™s campaign against PAS’ hudud as a catalyst for the improvement.
â€œThis shows that the Chinese community is responding well to our campaign,â€ he said, thanking Chinese voters in Permatang Pauh for their support.
Liow added that although Barisan Nasional candidate Suhaimi Sabudin had lost, he had managed to reduce PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismailâ€™s majority.
â€œBN will conduct an in-depth analysis to come up with more effective strategies for the next general election,â€ he said.
Dr Wan Azizah polled 30,316 votes to beat Suhaimi by 8,841 in the Permatang Pauh by-election. PKR had won the seat by 11,721 votes in the 13th general election. – The Star Online