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Monday, Oct 13, 2014

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Help minimise GST impact, Malaysian Govt urged

The Star/ANN | Monday, Oct 13, 2014

United Chinese School Tea chers’ Association of Malaysia (Jiao Zong) chairman Ong Chiow Chuen (left), Federation of Chinese Associations Malaysia president Tan Sri Pheng Yin Huah (third from left), MCA deputy president Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong (second from right) and MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai (right) sharing a moment during the party’s AGM.

KUALA LUMPUR - MCA has called on the Government to put in place measures to help minimise the im­­pact of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on middle- and low-income groups.

This call was adopted as part of the six main resolutions, which were unanimously passed at the party's 61st annual general assembly at Wisma MCA here yesterday.

The six main resolutions were on party affairs, politics, economy, education, government and security.

Under the resolution for party affairs, MCA agreed to embrace world views on moderation and multi-civilisation.

"These world views should be incorporated within the 1Malaysia concept when formulating more diverse, moderate, fair and competitive national policies," it said.

The party also affirmed its support for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's statement against extremism to safeguard national and social harmony made at the United Nations General Assembly.

MCA reasserted its opposition against the implementation of the hudud law, to uphold the Federal Constitution, and strongly defend the secular and multi-racial state in place since Independence.

Delegates also supported the reso­lution to expand the scope of affordable housing projects to lessen the rakyat's burden in view of the rising house prices.

On education, MCA has adopted the resolution to defend the rights of all races to preserve and develop their respective mother tongue and culture.

"We also reaffirm our support for all measures taken by the Government in its handling of issues related to the MH370 and MH17 air disasters and urge all Malaysians to be united in upholding our national integrity," the resolution stated.

On security issues, the party called for the police to enhance their ability in combating crime to safeguard the people's lives and properties.

It also urged for continuous efforts to be taken to enhance the Eastern Sabah Security Command's (Esscom) capability in defending Sabah's east coast against foreign intrusions.

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