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.

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