Young blood: Liow shaking hands with Kelana Jaya organising secretary Yap Koon Fah as Kelana Jaya Youth chief Tan Wee Hong looks on at the Selangor MCA State Youth Leaders Brainstorming Camp at Fraser’s Hill in Pahang. On the left is National Youth chairman Chong Sin Woon.
FRASER’s HILL: MCA will make use of its widespread grassroots and resources nationwide to reach out to the community, particularly to those from the rural areas.
Its president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the party, through its 3,000-plus branches nationwide, would go straight to the people involved in various sectors, including agriculture, to provide direct and necessary assistance to them.
“The Government has a lot of programmes but they are not effectively delivered to the people in need.
“So, we are activating all our branches and making sure that they will hit the ground to bring the government programmes effectively to the people, including the youngsters,” he said.
Being the party’s frontliner, he said MCA Youth had mapped out a series of strategies for this purpose.
He also encouraged the wing to organise more events and activities for youths to draw them to join the party.
“We will provide the platforms for these youngsters and professionals to showcase their talents,” he said after opening the Selangor MCA State Youth Leaders Brainstorming Camp here yesterday.
The event, participated by 60 people, was to formulate plans and strategies to prepare these leaders for the next general election.
MCA is working closely with Barisan Nasional component parties to recapture Selangor and the preparation starts from now, said Liow, who is also Bentong MP and Transport Minister.
He said the party had also set up some loan schemes like SME Loan and 1MCA Micro Credit Loan for Youth to help the youths venture into business.
“Now that our deputy president Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong has been tasked to handle the Chinese SME community and oversee the micro credit scheme for the development of SMEs, we will continue to use all channels to set up more entrepreneur platforms for them,” he added.