BENTONG: Pahang MCA will continue to serve the people of Bentong to bring more developments, especially in Chinese new villages, Pahang MCA chairman Datuk Hoh Khai Mun said.
Hoh said through the years, many basic infrastructures and other amenities had been refurbished for the benefit of the people and villagers.
“MCA president and Bentong MP Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai has sought allocations in his quest to improve the standard of living for the people at large.
“I urge the people to continue giving him the necessary support so that Bentong will attain more growth and development in years to come,” he said during a festive gathering with villagers of Kampung Perting near here.
Liow, who could not attend the programme this year, was represented by his private secretary Jason Poo Mun Hoong.
Hoh said in terms of crime prevention efforts, volunteer squads had been formed to assist the authorities to conduct patrolling.
He said villagers were able to sleep well knowing that their security was safeguarded.
“At the height of the floods, party members and volunteers were on the ground to assist the people.
“We also took the efforts to help senior citizens to register for welfare aid from the state government,” he said, while taking a swipe at some Opposition members who were only busy projecting themselves in social media.
Meanwhile, Poo said the tradition to organise festive gatherings in all Chinese new villages would continue in the years to come.
He said such programmes had been mooted during the time of party veteran Tan Sri Lim Ah Lek.
“This is a good platform to foster closer ties and rapport with the locals.
“They could also bring up pressing issues close to their hearts and find solutions,” he said.
Poo also reminded the people to ponder over the constant squabbles of the Opposition parties, particularly in the proposed implementation of the hudud laws which inadvertently would affect others in their daily lives.
Later, Hoh presented some contributions to several local non-governmental organisations and red packets to the children.