I would like to thank Prime Minister Dato Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak for maintaining the size of MCA’s representation in the Cabinet despite the move to streamline the number of ministries. I believe this is an indication of his support and confidence in the party as well as his willingness to embrace all communities in Malaysia.
I am confident that MCA will work hard to support the Prime Minister and help him realize his vision of “One Malaysia’’, a vision which everyone of us who yearns for a just and united country should embrace.
I contested the party election last year out of my desire to continue to serve the community and the party. I must thank all MCA central delegates who have given me this opportunity to serve and who continue to support me in every way possible.
Now that the Cabinet has been named, I hope MCA members remain calm and united. Our duty at this challenging time - as shown by the results of the Bukit Selambau and Bukit Gantang by-elections – is to ensure that the MCA and Barisan Nasional is relevant to the Malaysian electorate.
It is my fervent hope that the MCA representatives in the Cabinet speak without fear and favour and carry with them the unvarnished views from the community.
I would like to congratulate Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on his appointment as Deputy Prime Minister as well as the Education Minister and all appointed Ministers.