MCA eyeing 12 Pakatan-held seats
> Winning them will smoothen way to regaining Selangor: Liow
KUALA LUMPUR: MCA Selangor is targeting to wrest at least four parliamentary and eight state seats from the Pakatan Harapan-led government in the next general election.
MCA Selangor state liaison chairman and party president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai (pix) said if the party manages to achieve this, then it would not be an uphill task for the party or Barisan National (BN) to win back Selangor from the Opposition.
“In Selangor, we have a total of seven parliament and 14 state seats, so for the moment our target is to win at least four parliament and eight state seats from the Opposition,” Liow told reporters yesterday after officiating at the MCA Selangor State Convention at the party headquarters.
He stressed that the party was focused on the upcoming general election and promised to deliver the targeted results.
Liow, however, declined to reveal the seats they are targeting, saying they would be decided soon by the party leadership.
On another issue, he expressed his disappointment over the ongoing water disruption in the state and hit out at Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali for politicisng the issue.
“As a leader, he should not have politicised the issue and push the responsibility of solving the problem to other parties or other states.
“Moreover, saying that Umno Selangor or BN is responsible for polluting the water sources is a serious allegation and because of that, it is important that we take stern action against him. I am suggesting that Umno or BN initiate legal action against him,” Liow said.
He explained that this issue should not be allowed to be politicised in the first place and that no individual should be allowed to say whatever he likes as this is an issue concerning the public.
“We should hasten the solution to the water crisis and stop politicising it as any further delay will just cause problems to the people,” he said.
Liow stressed that the onus is on the Selangor government to resolve the water issue, or any problems relating to it, as all the dams are within the state government’s jurisdiction and administration.
“It is unreasonable to push the responsibility to other states. I feel the state government should be the one taking the necessary action to solve the problem,” he added.