KUALA LUMPUR – MCA will continue to be with the Barisan Nasional (BN) in shouldering the responsibility to develop Malaysia on the basis of togetherness and mutual understanding among the races.
MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the perception of the people towards the party must continue to be strengthened to transform the party and nation.
“Let us rise together, united and standing shoulder to shoulder in ensuring not only the continuity of BN, but what is more important is ensuring that the future of our beloved Malaysia is guaranteed, peaceful and prosperous forever,” he said in his presidential policy speech at the 62nd MCA Annual General Assembly at Wisma MCA here, today.
The assembly was opened by Prime Minister and BN chairman Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
In the meantime, Liow said MCA vowed to always continue the struggle and supporting the leadership of the prime minister to implement the policy of moderation, harmony, and unity in diversity, in line with the spirit upheld by BN.
He also suggested that the government set up a ‘National Reconciliation Council for Political Governance, Religious Affairs and Unity’ to solve the issue of racial tension, differences in religious understanding and the socio economy of the people.
“The time has come for us to do something to tackle the racial issues we are facing. The gap between the thinking of the races, the gap between the thinking of the generations and the gap between the thinking of the urban and rural areas need to be urgently addressed,” he said.
Liow also said MCA would continue to stress on noble values such as good governance, transparency, accountability and integrity.
He also criticised DAP by claiming the confrontational approach practised by DAP would bring losses especially to the Chinese community and in the end the people would be victimised.
As such, Liow said MCA would hold on to the principles of moderation, harmony and unity in all its approaches and would never use the racial card.
Meanwhile, commenting on the aspect of economy, Liow said since the launching of the Secretariat for the Advancement of Malaysian Entrepreneurs in July to assist Small and Medium Industries (IKS), RM26.6 million had been approved under the financing of Kojadi to 124 applicants.
Realising the importance of monetary financing to develop IKS, MCA would make an application to set up a Kojadi Cooperative Bank to strengthen the development of the economy and transformation in an effective manner.
A total 1,761 delegates or 74.1 per cent of the 2,357 delegates nationwide attended the gathering this year. – BERNAMA