KOTA KINABALU: Chinese support for MCA must be assured for the party to remain relevant in representing the community in Barisan Nasional (BN) government.
The Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Musa Aman, said the spirit of unity among the Chinese community that showed during their attendance also showed their support for MCA.
“Wherever I go (CNY open houses) there are many from the Tiong Hua communities who came to give support, including today’s MCA Penampang Division Open House,” he told reporters, here today.
Musa was attending the MCA Penampang Division Open House in Sekolah Tinggi Kota Kinabalu (KHSS) Hall, Kota Kinabalu. Also present wascthe State Assembly (DUN) Speaker, Datuk Salleh Tun Said, Chief Minister’s Deputies, Tan Sri Pairin Kitingan and Datuk Yahya Hussin, and MCA Penampang Division Chairman, Datuk Paul Kong Shin.
About 5,000 attended the MCA Penampang Division Open House.
Previously, the Chief Minister and his wife, Datin Seri Faridah Tussin visited the Chinese New Year Open House organized by Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) at Airport View Hotel, Kota Kinabalu.
Also present at the PBS CNY open house were the Deputy Chief Minister, Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan, PBS Vice President, Datuk Seri Dr. Maximus Ongkili, the state cabinet ministers, and BN component parties leaders.
Musa said, he hoped the support and cooperation among the state multiracial communities would continue to exist.
“Wherever I go to celebrate (Chinese New Year), there are many happy and friendly people. This will strengthen the respect we have for each others,” he added.
Meanwhile, MCA Penampang Division Deputy Chairman, Datuk Francis Goh, said no efforts were spared in getting close to the public, the grass root level and the less fortunate.
MCA Penampang Division also presented donations of RM26,000 for 260 families in Penampang and Kepayan area during the open house, and another RM15,000 for Morning Post journalist, Jonathan Wong who is paralysed. – SayangSabah