LAUGHTER and merriment filled the air in San Choon Hall, Wisma MCA, Kuala Lumpur, as MCA leaders and members of the media celebrated Chinese New Year together.
Liow (centre) tossing yee sang with Dr Wee (second from right), MCA secretary-general Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan (right), Wong (fourth from right) and other special guests.
The MCA media night, which is held annually during the Chinese New Year season, is a time for media personnel to catch up with one another as well as with party leaders.
Dr Wee (right) presenting a HP laptop to one of the lucky draw winners, StarTV video executive Juliana Mohd Fauzi.
The event began with staff members at the party’s headquarters singing and performing a dance as the guests feasted on a buffet spread.
Throughout the evening, guests were kept entertained with lucky draws, games and a variety of performances.
Flight tickets, television sets and electrical appliances were among prizes up for grabs in the lucky draws.
Members of the press sharing a light moment over dinner.
A team of Star Media Group photographers comprising Kamarul Ariffin, Ong Soon Hin and Sia Hong Kiau, managed third place in a jigsaw puzzle game.
Guests also had to put their thinking caps on as they played a game which required them to identify MCA leaders based on their childhood photos.
MCA central committee members, including president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai and his deputy Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong, serenaded the crowd with a rendition of a popular Chinese New Year song.
In his speech, Liow thanked media personnel for their hard work and commitment in bringing informative and professional reports to the public.
Liow (centre, in grey shirt), Dr Wee (on Liow’s right) and MCA supreme council members take the stage to wish guests a Happy Chinese New Year during the MCA Media Nite 2018. — Photos: IZZRAFIQ ALIAS/The Star
“This year, we hope to continue to receive the support of the media to effectively inform the rakyat about our achievements,” he said.
He added that as a responsible political party, MCA would continue to be transparent and work together with the media to disseminate information to the public.
“We remain committed to ensuring accountability on MCA’s sources of information,” he said, adding that the need to combat fake news was especially important in light of the coming general election.
He also said Malaysia was thriving economically, with a 5.9% growth last year, and he believed the country’s economic development was on the right track.
Also present at the event was Star Media Group managing director and chief executive officer Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai.