‘We are committed to solving UEC issue’
KUALA LUMPUR: MCA is committed to addressing the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) issue in a holistic manner.
MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the matter was raised in the Annual General Meeting (AGM) yesterday and the party is working hard to arrive at a comprehensive solution.
“We are proactively trying to solve the problem. I have raised this issue (during the AGM) and said we need a holistic solution as this provides the country with more talents.
“These excellent individuals can contribute to the country and this is one of the strong points of the UEC,” Liow told a press conference after the AGM concluded.
He said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak is aware of the value of the UEC and urged the public to give MCA time to get it recognised.
Liow said the party will actively work with the Education Ministry and the Higher Education Ministry and further action will be decided based on their feedback.
Meanwhile, he also commended Dong Zong for being proactive on the matter by engaging MCA and Najib, saying this will provide valuable insight.
“We can get their viewpoints and formulate a viable solution from it.”
He was also happy that the party seems more united than before during this AGM, stressing the need to close ranks in order to chart a new direction for the party.
Liow said a united front will also enable the party to focus on connecting with the people, especially the Chinese community in order to shore up support in preparation for the coming 14th General Election.
He also suggested that members go back to basics by getting MCA veterans to participate in party matters more as their wealth of experience will be helpful.