MCA to activate machinery for state polls after completion of seat talks

11 Jun 2023 05:57pm
MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong - BERNAMA
MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong - BERNAMA
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JOHOR BAHRU - MCA will wait for seat negotiations on the six state elections this year to be completed before activating its machinery for the polls, said party president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

He said MCA was hoping that the seat talks would be based on the spirit of togetherness under the Unity Government.

"I think among the biggest challenges (facing parties) is how to manifest this spirit of togetherness in our seat talks.

"Once it (seat talks) has been completed, then the respective parties will know how to face their grassroots,” he told reporters after voting in the Johor Bahru MCA division election here today.

He was responding to a question on MCA’s readiness to help the Unity Government’s party machinery in the state polls, which are speculated to be held by August.

Kedah, Penang, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Kelantan and Terengganu are expected to dissolve their state assemblies by early July.

Wee urged parties in the Unity Government not to get carried away by declaring their hold on certain seats even before the seat negotiations were finalised.

"No parties should claim that certain seats belong to them when negotiations are not completed yet. A true test of leaders’ maturity is when the spirit of the Unity Government is translated in the seats up for grabs in the state elections,” he added. - BERNAMA

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