‘We are com­mit­ted to solv­ing UEC is­sue’

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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.

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