BATU PAHAT: MCA leaders have been asked to make their presence felt in places where people often meet each other, such as coffee shops and food stalls, to find out the problems they face.
MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek said that by going to such places, leaders would also be able to talk directly to the people and help them solve their woes.
He said such a practice would also enhance their confidence in dealing directly with the people besides honing their skills at solving the people’s problem.
Dr Chua was speaking after witnessing a public speaking presentation by MCA members here on Thursday night.
He said the presentation was a positive step towards boosting the confidence of the Chinese community particularly MCA leaders about speaking their mind on current issues.
“The setting for the whole event depicts a food stall or a coffee shop where many people go to talk about problems that affect their lives.
“This is where MCA leaders need to be seen more often so their presence is felt by the people. This presentation signifies that importance,” he said.
Dr Chua said that the speakers were graduates of ongoing public speaking classes organised by the Batu Pahat MCA division here.
THE STAR (Saturday November 13, 2010)