Umno-MCA cooperation proves more beneficial for the Chinese community (Update)
KUALA LUMPUR: The constructive Malo-Chinese cooperation through Umno and MCA has proven to be more beneficial to the Chinese community than the aggressive approach of the DAP, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said. (Photo)
Ismail Sabri, who is also vice president of Umno, said it was because during Pakatan Harapan’s 22 months of rule, it was proven that the DAP’s extreme approach was not able to to win the hearts of people of different races in the country.
Therefore, he said the MCA should not feel threatened by the DAP to the point that it (MCA) should present itself as more chauvinistic, having shown political maturity as a component party of Barisan Nasional (BN) .
Most notable is the resolution adopted at the 67th MCA General Assembly last March, which called on all parties to end all forms of political wrangling, instead focusing on efforts to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, help the people and restore the country’s economy.
“Well done MCA! The history, origins, traditions and systems that were formed by the founders of the party are instilled in the souls of the young members of the MCA, which include moderation, justice, fairness and the foresight of the late Tun Tan Cheng Lock should always be our guide, ”he said. in his virtual address to the 68th MCA General Assembly here, today.
Ismail Sabri said the MCA, under the leadership of President Datuk Seri, Dr Wee Ka Siong, has shown various positive developments.
According to him, the amendment to the MCA’s constitution to accept Malaysians of non-Chinese origin as affiliate members shows that it is a political party that promotes the spirit of diversity and moderation and serves everyone. regardless of race.
“MCA’s loyalty was also tested when other stakeholders decided to leave BN. Fortunately, at the 65th General Assembly of the MCA on December 2, 2019, the one who won the post of the new president of the MCA was Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong.
“Under his leadership, the MCA Central Committee decided that the party remain at the BN to“ create a democratic, diverse and moderate political environment ”. My congratulations and thanks to Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong “, he said.
Ismail Sabri said efforts to rejuvenate and restore popular support for the MCA were achieved with the victory of party candidates, including Datuk Seri Dr Wee Jeck Seng, who won Tanjung Piai’s by-election with a large majority. November 16, 2019.
The others are Ngwe Hee Sem and Senator Datuk Lim Ban Hong who managed to win back the seats from Machap Jaya and Kelebang, respectively, in the elections in Melaka State on November 20.
Ismail Sabri said he was convinced that with the hard work of every party member and the spirit of camaraderie within the BN, it would not be impossible for the MCA to defeat its opponents, especially the DAP candidates. , during the upcoming 15th general election (GE15).
He said that the leadership of the MCA must be more proactive in the current situation and not only gain the support of the people for the party in GE15, but all the leaders and members of the party do so with sincerity, thus continuing to fight. for the interests of the Chinese in particular and Malay in general.
He hoped that the MCA, through its bases, would always be concerned about the issues of people of all races in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“MCA also needs to strengthen its engagement with young people to help them in various aspects in line with the implementation of Undi18.
“This Generation Z voters have a different way of thinking and they are exposed to so much information,” he added. -Bernama