Liow: Party will create business and job opportunities

September 28, 201510:58 am438 views
Liow: Party will create business and job opportunities
Liow: Party will create business and job opportunities

The people are struggling in the wake of the increasingly weakening economy and MCA must do more to help them, says Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

To do that, he urged party members and leaders alike to stay united and be a force to be reckoned with.

Liow said MCA has, among others, identified 10 economic sectors to focus on and help the people like creating business and job opportunities for them.

MCA had set its vision on the “One Belt, One Road” initiative by China which is set to generate abundant economic opportunities, he said when opening the Johor MCA convention.

The MCA president who led a delegation to China recently said the outcome of the visit was positive.

He also pointed out the importance of the co-existence of politics and economy.

While MCA had done badly in the 2013 general election and faced many challenges later, Liow said the party must not allow itself to be consumed by problems.

“We (MCA) must instead get out of the doldrums.”

Liow said MCA, as a Barisan Nasional component party, had a vital role to play in ensuring racial harmony and stability in Malaysia as these were the criteria for development.

“This is the reason we are staying in Barisan and not for positions for ourselves,” he added.

Citing the red shirt rally on Sept 16, Liow said MCA had objected to the racially charged rally. He was glad that the police had nabbed Sungei Besar Umno chief Datuk Jamal Md Yunos on Friday – after Jamal threatened to hold another red shirt rally and possibly a riot in Petaling Street yesterday.

Liow had on Thursday insisted that the police nab Jamal immediately for making the threat.

Jamal had given the authorities until Friday to meet the demands by the red shirts, who wanted traders in Petaling Street, also known as Chinatown, to share a portion of their income with other races and end the monopoly of the area.

Liow said racist and seditious acts were costly and dangerous which can hurt the people, erode investors’ confidence and weaken the economy.

Describing racial harmony as an asset to the country since independence in 1957, Liow said the rights of the citizens were also enshrined in the Federal Constitution.

Those who flouted the laws must be dealt with immediately to prevent them from inflicting more damage to the people and the country, he added.


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