Preparation work for the next general election has started for MCA.

“All the branches must swing into action to help the party score better in the next polls.

“Our organisational structure must be very, very strong on the ground,” said party president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

He wants all leaders and grassroots members to be totally committed to bringing the votes back to MCA.

He warned inactive branches that they would be closed down if they did not buck up.

“A special team has been set up to monitor and assist these branches to become strong and reliable again,” he said, adding that the party has about 4,000-plus branches nationwide.

Liow said preparation works for the 14th general election had started at division-level and the focus was on grassroots efforts in engaging the people.

“You must have the hunger to win. We know we are facing a difficult environment and situation.

“We still want the members to persevere and be determined to win,” he said after opening the new service centre for Kerling MCA branch near here yesterday.

Liow said he would go the ground himself to boost morale.

MCA secured seven parliamentary and 11 state seats in the last polls.

Liow had earlier revealed that the preliminary list of candidates for the next general election had been finalised.

When asked, he refused to reveal any details.

“We are getting feedback on the ground (before any name is confirmed),” he said.

As for the Kuala Kubu Baru state seat, which was lost to DAP in 2013 after MCA held it for seven terms, Liow said the party must get the seat back.

Source -The Star Online-

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