Sunday, November 14, 2010

MCA pledges to help flood victims in Kedah and Perlis

KANGAR: The MCA will do its best to help flood victims in Kedah and Perlis, party president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek said.

He said the recent floods in both states had badly affected the livelihood of the people and the party would play its part to assist the victims.

“We will work with the affected states to provide relief. Kedah and Perlis face a challenge as both states have limited resources,” he said in his speech during a dinner organised by Perlis MCA here yesterday.

Dr Chua criticised the Kedah government, which he said had taken days to respond to the floods.

He advised the party’s representatives in both states to ask the respective Mentris Besar for funds from the Federal Government to be used to provide loans to small and medium industries affected by the floods.

He also hit out at Pakatan Rakyat for not bringing any changes after taking power in four states.

“What we have been seeing are political and racial conflicts,” he said.

He also spoke of the MCA’s support of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s 1Malaysia concept.

“We’re not shoe-polishing but we know he can lead the country towards (Vision) 2020 and make Malaysia a high income country.

“Malaysia has been ranked as a medium income country for 13 years since 1997,” he said.

Dr Chua also announced a RM50,000 allocation from the MCA headquarters to Perlis MCA.

THE STAR (Sunday November 14, 2010)

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