MCA to field mainly incumbents

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 04 May 2003

KUALA LUMPUR: MCA will field most of its incumbents for the coming general election, said its president Datuk Seri Dr Ling Liong Sik. 

“Only 10% to 15% will change because some want to retire, some are tired and want to leave, and some have to go – 90% of the candidates will be settled very early. 

“It is the final 5% to 10% of the candidates that will have to be negotiated (among the Barisan Nasional component parties),” he said after launching the MCA training centre at Wisma MCA here. 

The training centre is to prepare party members for the coming elections. Members will be trained in batches according to their divisions. 

On another issue, Dr Ling singled out PAS as the biggest threat to the country’s development in wanting to implement hudud laws. 


“We have become an example for developing nations. Now, the biggest threat is PAS and its brand of hudud laws,” he said, adding that women’s rights would be wiped out if PAS came to power.  

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