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Liow: MCA will always be there to help the Chinese

The Star/ANN | Thursday, Jun 26, 2014

The newly-appointed Transport Minister said rejoining the Cabinet would allow the party to represent all Malaysians.

KUALA LUMPUR - MCA will continue giving constructive criticism on policies to address issues faced by the Chinese community, its president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said.

The newly-appointed Transport Minister said rejoining the Cabinet would allow the party to represent all Malaysians.

"The prime minister wishes to see MCA representing the Chinese community to make sure the Govern­ment can continue to ensure unity, harmony and continuous development in our country," he said at the MCA headquarters here yesterday.

Responding to a question on the party leaders not taking on traditional portfolios such as the Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Ministry, Liow said this would not stop the party in fighting for the rights of the Chinese community.

"Barisan needs consensus from all the parties under them for any decision and all component parties play an important role. MCA represents the Chinese community and we will never neglect their problems.

"We are very grateful for this opportunity," said Liow.

He added that his main priority upon assuming the role of transport minister was to focus on addressing the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 incident well.

"This is a very unfortunate incident and an important issue to me."

Newly-appointed Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong also thanked Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak for having confidence in him.

"I will do my utmost to serve the people and country," pledged the MCA deputy president.

Gerakan president, Datuk Mah Siew Keong said he was honoured by his appointment as Minister in the Prime Minister's Department.

MCA vice-president Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun who has been appointed as Deputy Women Family and Community Development Minister said her appointment would be a good platform for her to help improve the wellbeing of all Malaysians.

Another MCA vice-president Datuk Lee Chee Leong, who was appointed as the Deputy Interna-tional Trade and Industry Minister, said that he would take some time to adjust to the new ministry as he had been holding a post in the Home Ministry.

"I hope that I will be able to assist the Prime Minister in achieving the country's economic transformation programme.

"I look forward to bringing investments into the country and promoting Malaysia on the international level," he said.

MCA vice-president Datuk Chua Tee Yong who is the new Deputy Finance Minister said his portfolio is a good platform to serve the Government and people better.

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