A mandate for all MCA members
UNITY among MCA members and their undivided loyalty to the party are very important when the party faces the 13th general election, said party president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek.
He added that party members must be united as one and “aim their arrows at the Opposition”.
“Our candidate will be in big trouble if our own people (party members) do not support him or her.
“Besides losing out in votes, the fact that our own candidate is not getting support from party members will definitely send out a message that can bring about the candidate’s downfall,” he cautioned.
As such, he said members must be careful with what they say in public.
For example, he said a simple question by a member such as – “If I don’t want to vote for this candidate (from MCA), why do you want to vote for this candidate” would be very damaging, if not disastrous.
Dr Chua was speaking to about 700 divisional delegates at the joint annual general meeting (AGM) of 10 Perak MCA divisions in Kamunting on Wednesday.
The divisions are Gerik, Larut, Parit Buntar, Bagan Serai, Taiping, Sungai Siput, Lenggong, Bukit Gantang, Padang Rengas and Kuala Kangsar.
The delegates also unanimously passed six resolutions, including:
·Support MCA president Dr Chua’s leadership, his transformation programmes for the party and community, projects that are of benefit to the people and speaking up on matters affecting the people.
·Support Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s leadership for peace in the country and his policies and economic transformation programmes which promote economic growth and turn the country into a high income nation.
·Condemn Dong Zong (United Chinese School committees association) chairman Yap Sin Tian and his deputy Chow Siew Hong for their baseless accusations against MCA and the party leadership on Chinese education, and counter the Dong Zong’s political agenda to weaken the Chinese community in the government.
·Demand Yap Sin Tian and Chow Siew Hong to openly ask PKR leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, should Pakatan Rakyat make it to Putrajaya in the next elections, to announce Pakatan’s policy on Chinese education; how many Chinese primary schools and Chinese independent schools Pakatan plan to build, institutionalise allocations for Chinese primary schools, and recognise the Unified Examination Certificate offered by independent schools.