Liow speaking at the Tunku Abdul Rahman University College convocation ceremony.
SETAPAK: There is a need for a platform to solve the racial tensions that have been plaguing the country recently, said MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.
Liow, who is also Transport Minister, said the discussions involving the two political coalitions are necessary to reach a consensus to solve racial tensions.
"Our economy is good but it can be better if there was no racial conflict," he told reporters after attending the Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) Diploma Convocation Ceremony Saturday.
Liow was commenting on DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang's call to form a National Reconciliation Roundtable in order to bring an end to all May 13 threats.
The Roundtable proposed by Lim on July 11 is aimed at checking the increasing prevalence of racial and religious polarisation in Malaysia.
On a separate matter, Liow said that MCA would continue to help out with the country's development in order to become a developed nation by the year 2020.
"We need a lot of manpower, a lot of technical people. We need a lot of vocational people to help transform the nation," he said.
"We will be training more people. At the same time we also will ensure the country's economic policy will continue to be competitive, liberal and able to fully utilise resources that have been trained.
"We will be able to ensure the resources are contributing to the country's development," he added.