KUALA LUMPUR - MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai has called for a change in the party to restore dignity and values to MCA in his presidential manifesto, which was unveiled here yesterday.
With the theme "For our next generation, chart a new course", Liow, who is contesting for the top post at the Dec 21 election, said MCA should not be allowed to fade into oblivion in the next four years before the 14th general election. He said there was a need to strive to correct the public's perception towards MCA.
"If I am elected as party president, I humbly seek your support to transform MCA and to re-establish dignity and integrity," he said in his speech at the party headquarters. "I shall not rest until I have overcome all challenges to achieve these aims."
Liow said the public, especially the Chinese community, wanted to see MCA serve as a strong and meaningful component party of the Barisan Nasional.
"We need to show we have a strong voice in the Government and can speak up for the Chinese community and solve its issues effectively," he said, adding that the party would champion the rights of not only the Chinese community, but all Malaysians.
Liow said his team would "inform, reform and perform", using transparent and effec-
tive communication, practising constructive instead of destructive politics and walking the talk.
At a press conference later, Liow promised to implement the recommendations of the MCA Transformation Taskforce Committee, adding that its contents would be discussed at the central committee meeting.