Ong with Ang Hock Si Penang chief monk Ven Boon Keng touring the Father Sumangalo Memorial Hall in Anson Road, Penang. ZAINUDIN AHAD/The Star
GEORGE TOWN: The key to securing the ballots of young voters in the upcoming Sarawak election is the cyber arena, said MCA secretary-general Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan.
He said MCA would be sending over an experienced team to assist and train SUPP members in tackling cyber wars on platforms such as Facebook, WeChat and WhatsApp.
“Times have changed much and many campaigns are inclined towards using online platforms.
“In the past, the youth especially, had believed the Opposition’s negative portrayal of Barisan Nasional.
“We need to overcome these accusations, to show that Barisan is not inefficient, but had done much to contribute to the welfare and development of the people.
“We need to explain to the people, especially the youth. We have been focussing too much on ‘ceramah’ and newspapers, but cyber media is a way to reach the society and correct the misconceptions,” Ong said at a press conference at the Penang Buddhist Association in Anson Road.
He said MCA, which does not have any division in Sarawak, will assist SUPP as the party will be contesting mostly in Chinese dominant areas.
“I met Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem and he is a sincere leader, who is working towards the betterment of the people.
“I hope that Sarawakians can look at the bigger picture and give a chance to Adenan’s leadership,” he added.