Massive support from Chinese

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  • Friday, 31 Jan 2003


KUALA LUMPUR: Over 550 Chinese associations showed their support for the “Malaysians for Peace” campaign at the Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall in what was deemed to be the country's first largest gathering of such organisations. 

MCA vice-president Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting said the national-level associations for the Chinese communities, which turned up in full force to pledge their support to protest against the impending war on Iraq, represented over half of the Chinese population in Malaysia. 

“These associations range from commerce-based organisations, educational institutions, restaurants and coffee shop associations,” he said, adding that the number of organisations taking part in this campaign was 1,038.  

ALL FOR PEACE:Umno Youth treasurer Wan Khair-il Annuar,Lim,Ting, Ong,Hishammuddin and Chong putting down their signatures at theSelangor Chinese Assembly Hall in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

At a press conference yesterday, Ong said the Chinese community had also collected over 22,000 signatures since taking part in the campaign two days ago. 

“We are confident of hitting our target of 200,000 signatures,” he added. 

The event saw the attendance of the Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall president Ting Chee Seng, Seven Major Federation of Clans Association president Datuk Tong Yoke Kim and the Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce of Malaysia president Tan Sri Lim Guan Teik.  

Also present were Federation of Chinese Associations Malaysia president Tan Sri Chong Chin Shoong, Dong Jiao Zong chairman Dr Quek Suan Hiang and the campaign's patron Datuk Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, who said 470 other groups had shown their support.  

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