Publicise welfare efforts, MCA members told

  • Nation
  • Monday, 23 May 2011

KUALA TERENGGANU: Penang DAP talks about giving RM100 to senior citizens, but in Terengganu, the state government gives at least RM200 to the needy.

“It even has its own medical fund but there is not enough publicity of the good work done.

“We must be more innovative in publicising our good efforts to help the rakyat,” said MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek.

Barisan Nasional was not perfect but under Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s leadership, the people could see transformation in various sectors, he said before launching the state-level 62nd anniversary and 1MCA Medical Founda­tion fund-raising dinner at SJK(C) Chong Hwa Wei Sin here yesterday.

“If we look at Pakatan Rakyat, they promised change, but aside from changing tactics to attack us, they have not changed much.

“At least with Barisan, we know Najib is leading the country. But in Pakatan, we do not know who is the likely candidate to become prime minister,” he said.

Dr Chua also challenged Pakatan to name the coalition’s leader.

“Is it Lim Guan Eng, Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim or Azmin Ali?” he asked.

On MCA’s efforts to help the people, he said the 1MCA Medical Foundation had managed to assist more than 100 needy people since it was established late last year.

“We have allocated some RM5mil this year to help the needy.

“I set up the foundation after becoming the party president to assist those who need medical assistance, especially lower-income families,” he said, adding that other efforts included setting up the 1MCA mobile medical and legal services.

The charity dinner managed to raise RM228,000 for the foundation.

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