BATU PAHAT: Johor MCA has gone on the offensive by embarking on a “cyber war” to expose the lies of the Opposition, said party president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek.
He said all 26 divisions in the state had been told to counter the “double standard” of the Opposition in preparation for the next general election.
“At the moment, we have to admit that our cyber war efforts are weak.
“Therefore, all divisions in Johor must redouble their efforts in the psychological war against the Opposition via the Internet,” he told newsmen after chairing the Johor MCA liaison meeting here yesterday.
Dr Chua, who is the state liaison chairman, said the party would expose the weaknesses of the Opposition.
An example of the Opposition’s double standard was in Selangor, where it condemned the Barisan Nasional for issuing support letters but at the same time, it had also issued such letters, he said.
He also told the divisions to inform the rakyat of the empty promises made by the Opposition.
“The Prime Minister has reminded all of us that it is time to go on the offensive.
“Johor, which is known as a Barisan and MCA stronghold, must be ready for this,” he said.
Dr Chua said the party would also organise training for its election machinery beginning next month and register more voters.
On the issue of foreign labour, he urged the Cabinet Committee on Foreign Labour, headed by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, to review the policy on hiring foreign workers, especially in the agriculture sector in Johor.
“The process of hiring foreign workers is too complicated.
“The agriculture sector in Johor is in need of more foreign workers but the complication in the hiring process had disrupted the sector,” he said.
He also announced that Johor MCA has formed the International Affairs Bureau and the Climate Change and Green Technology Bureau.
THE STAR (Tuesday August 10, 2010)