Dr Wee: MCA ready for possible Johor polls

  • Nation
  • Friday, 21 Jan 2022

KAMPAR: MCA, as a Barisan Nasional (BN) component party, is ready to mobilise its election machinery as soon as a state election is called in Johor, says its president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

He said the party had already been making early preparations for the next general election (GE15) and also for the possibility of a state election being held.

"No information so far or meetings on the Johor state election. We are only hearing all these from the media. As for MCA, we are ready for either GE15 or the Johor state election, and we will comply with the SOPs and be ready.

"This is because we are entering the fourth year after the last general election. Whether it’s next month or next year, we can expect it to be held within the next 18 months. Once the whistle blows, we will get ready and ensure our members on the ground are ready to play their roles as well,” he said.

Wee, who is also Transport Minister, was speaking to reporters after attending an MCA fundraising event for the Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) Hospital at the UTAR campus here on Friday (Jan 21).

Wee, who is Ayer Hitam MP, was commenting on speculation that the Johor legislative assembly could be dissolved soon, paving the way for a state election.

Earlier, Wee said the event was to raise money for the construction of the UTAR Hospital, which is estimated to cost about RM300mil.

The hospital will serve the local community, especially Kampar residents.

"It will be a non-profit hospital and any revenue received will be channelled to the university for research purposes. It is expected to be ready in three years if funds are sufficient,” he said. - Bernama

Article type: free
User access status:
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

Next In Nation

Negri chicken supply now stable, says exco man
Tahfiz student, 13, claims senior student sodomised him over two-year period
Johor sees week-on-week rise in dengue cases, total still less than same period last year
The Ship's unique campus model set to boost training at Batu Kawan Industrial Park
SkyWorld receives new recognition by The Malaysia Book of Records
Covid-19: Over a million kids in Malaysia fully vaccinated
Covid-19 Watch: 1,918 new cases bring total to 4,494,782
Singapore importers worry supply delays will still occur
Johor food outlets to maintain prices for now
Poultry breeders believe ban will hurt them in the long run

Others Also Read