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Good to go: Liow, with MCA and Gerakan leaders showing the thumbsup with children from the Jaz Home in Teluk Intan.
TELUK INTAN: The development here and the future of its people are in the hands of the 60,000 voters in the Teluk Intan parliamentary by-election this Saturday, MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said.
He urged the voters to support Barisan Nasional candidate Datuk Mah Siew Keong, who could bring development to them.
“Barisan is a stable and dynamic government which has put in place many development projects nationwide and also in Teluk Intan.
“And a good and experienced MP like Datuk Mah will ensure the people can benefit from the projects.
“The projects will be able to create more business and job opportunities for the people and keep the constituency vibrant,” he said, citing the latest RM5bil West Coast Expressway project as an example.
Last Sunday, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin performed the ground-breaking ceremony for the 233km-long expressway here.
The expressway connects Changkat Jering in Perak to Banting in Selangor.
“The Barisan government has a good track record in ensuring stability and bringing development to multi-ethnic and multi-religious Malaysians,” Liow said after visiting Batu 12 new village and an orphanage – the Jaz Home – here yesterday.
The Chinese constitute over 41% of the 60,000 voters while Malays and Indians make up 38% and 19% respectively.
Gerakan president Mah, 53, is in a straight fight with DAP’s 26-year-old Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud after Teluk Intan MP Seah Leong Peng died of cancer on May 1.
Liow urged the Chinese voters to give their full support to Mah.
In another development, Liow, who is accompanying Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on his official visit to China starting today, said the 40 years of bilateral relations continued to be strong.
“The good relations have brought more trading activities between the two nations and will also help more Malaysians to venture into China,” Liow said.
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