PORT DICKSON: Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai has called on all MCA members to be fully prepared for the Barisan Nasional general election dry run.
The party president told members to take the matter seriously and to participate in the exercise actively.
“This is a Barisan effort, and as far as MCA is concerned, we will move into high gear to participate, respond and get ourselves prepared.
“I welcome this initiative because this will make our machinery more vigilant, more effective, and that is the strength of Barisan.
“We have to ensure that our machinery is in top condition when we face the general election,” Liow said, adding that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had informed Barisan component party leaders about the dry run.
He said one of the most important aspects of the exercise was on how to organise the election machinery to ensure voters in “white” areas come out to vote for Barisan candidates.
Liow was speaking to The Star during his working visit to Teluk Kemang here yesterday.
There, he launched a park and a cultural gallery in Kampung Baru Sungai Nipah.
Liow said he was impressed with the community’s commitment to turn the village into a tourism area, some 20 years after the Nipah virus struck. The area used to house the largest pig farms back then.
Later, during a dinner with Bukit Pelanduk residents, Liow announced that Negri Sembilan MCA chief Datuk Seri Dr King Lim Chin Fui was the party’s candidate for the Chuah state seat.