JOHOR BARU - Malaysia's strategic partnership with China must be enhanced to give a boost to all economic sectors in the country, says MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.
Liow, who is also the Transport Minister, said, following the MH370 tragedy, the number of tourist arrivals from China had dwindled.
"We have addressed this issue during a recent meeting with the Chinese government and its president has promised to look into the matter," he said at the Hakka Association Johor Baru annual dinner here on Sunday.
"We are confident that with such a support, tourist arrivals from China can be revived," he added.
Liow also urged Malaysians to support mainstream political parties, including the MCA.
"A divided nation will bring about more damage, as proven by countries such as Syria and Ukraine," he pointed out. "Under the new (MCA) leadership, we will ensure that the local Chinese community benefits from the Government policies."
At the dinner, Liow announced that RM20,000 (S$8,000) would be contributed to the association.
Later, Liow and party deputy president Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong joined some 700 people for Hakka cuisine at the KSL Resort Hotel here.