Negri Sembilan MCA aims to recapture at least four of the 10 state seats it will be contesting in the next general election.

Party president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said MCA was confident of securing support based on the work it has done in the state in recent years.

“We have our strategies,” he said after opening the state MCA annual general meeting here yesterday.

Also present was Negri Sembilan Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan, MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong and other senior party officials.

Earlier in his speech, Mohamad said Chennah, Chuah, Repah and Nilai were seats that MCA stood a good chance of winning.

Mohamad said if MCA could win these four seats, then Barisan Nasional could again have a two-third majority in the 36-seat state assembly.

In the 2013 polls, state Barisan won 22 seats. Of these 21 were won by Umno and one by MIC.

Liow said MCA would not be able to recapture any of the targeted seats without the cooperation of its partners in the coalition.

“We are going to need all the help we can get.

“On our part, we will work even harder to regain the support of the people,” he said.

Liow said the people also realised there was no alternative to Barisan.

“Just look at neighbouring Selangor.

“In a short period, they have changed their Mentri Besar and are facing a host of other problems such as providing treated water supply,” he said.

Liow added he had also repeatedly told the Chinese that MCA needed their support so that the voice of the community could be heard even louder by the Government.

Liow said the party had started its preparations and urged all members to give their full support to ensure a victory.

He, however, declined to reveal the targeted seats.

In the last elections, MCA contested in seven parliamentary and 14 state seats.

Source -The Star Online-

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