KAJANG: MCA is boosting its presence in cyberspace via its Youth wing to counter false claims by the Opposition in the Kajang by-election.
Party president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said as information now travelled fast, any delay in putting out the truth could create a lot of problems and unnecessary attacks against the party.
“A study showed that over 29% of folks in Kajang receive their information online.
“It’s important for the Youth to go all out to interact with the locals and young people via social media to expose the Opposition’s tricks.
“The Opposition is using all kinds of tricks to blame us and in the past, we have always been on the receiving end.
“We cannot take the attacks lightly,” he said after launching the MCA Youth campaigning machinery at the party’s main operations room in Taman Berjaya here yesterday.
MCA, pledged Liow, would serve the people with sincerity, adding that there was a need to expose the Opposition’s lies.
He also reiterated that the Kajang by-election had been caused by Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
“He directed his state assemblyman to vacate the post, he knew and determined the timing and decided which seat he wanted.
“And now, he wants to blame this on Barisan Nasional.
“We are duty-bound to act on this (by-election) so don’t accuse and blame MCA.
“There are plenty of untruths and half truths in cyberspace and we must have reliable information to counter this,” he said, adding that the party had also enhanced online information from its grassroots to all other levels.
Asked if Anwar’s conviction by the Court of Appeal on Friday would affect MCA’s chances in the by-election, Liow said: “It’s a tough fight (and) we acknowledge it.”