JOHOR BARU: Umno will not leave MCA to contest alone in Johor Jaya but will help to ensure that the MCA candidate wins the seat in the coming state election, says Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin(pic).
The Umno vice-president said he strongly believes that MCA would be able to win back the hearts of the Chinese voters and take the Johor Jaya constituency seat from DAP.
"I called upon each and every one of us to continue to give our best and ensure that Barisan Nasional would win the Permas and Johor Jaya seats, which are in the Pasir Gudang parliamentary seat.
"As part of the Barisan family, I believe that MCA would be able to win and take the Johor Jaya seat.
"We will not leave MCA alone; each party member will be mobilised to help MCA in Johor Jaya," he said in a statement here on Friday (Jan 28).
He added that this was the chance for the Chinese voters who had been frustrated with the poor performance of Pakatan Harapan’s government during their 22-month reign, to return to Barisan.
"We have been proven to have the right formula to manage a multicultural state and country," he said, adding that he had personally overseen the MCA’s machinery preparation and readiness.
On Jan 21, Khaled, who was also the Pasir Gudang division chief, said that as an experienced and tested party, Barisan had a track record in managing Malaysia to be able to drive the country's stability and prosperity.
The former Johor mentri besar said that for that reason, it was very important for Barisan to get back the full mandate from the people.
"Whatever the case, Pasir Gudang Umno is prepared to win the Johor Jaya and Permas state seats," he added.