Dr Wee: MCA in 'fighting mode', ready to face snap polls

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  • Saturday, 11 Jul 2020

JOHOR BARU: MCA has been placed in “fighting mode” and is ready to face any possibility, including a snap general election, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong (pic).

The MCA president said the party central leadership had already given directives to all states to make the necessary preparations for a general election.

“Johor MCA has already started the move and its operations director has visited and conducted dialogues with 23 out of 26 divisions in the state.

“A committee, led by MCA secretary-general Datuk Chong Sin Woon, has also visited seven divisions in Johor to see the progress made, ” he added.

Dr Wee, who is also Transport Minister, said this after chairing the state MCA meeting at its headquarters here along Jalan Kebun Teh on Saturday (July 11).

He noted that the shortest-lived government administration was three years and eight months before an election was called.

The Ayer Hitam MP said it had been over 26 months since the last general election and MCA must start working now instead of waiting till the last minute.

On Thursday (July 9), Chong announced that all MCA branches and divisions would hold their annual general meetings in September and October.

Chong said the party’s central committee had on June 19 decided that all branches and divisions would hold their respective meetings within the two-month period.

The meetings are to be in accordance with announcements by the National Security Council, which allows political parties registered with the ROS to hold their annual general meetings from July 1, limited to a maximum of 250 attendees.

Chong reminded meeting organisers to ensure the names of attendees were registered using the MySejahtera app, had their temperatures taken and observed social distancing norms.

He noted that members must be given 14-day prior notice before the start of the respective meetings.

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