KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 13 — The ”Spoilt Vote” campaign is an expression of frustration, due mainly to the opposition, says MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.
He said the opposition was in a chaotic situation while the Barisan Nasional (BN) government showed positive energy.
“We are building the nation but we can see the opposition continuously disseminating negative and fake news, attempting to bring in a feeling of hatred among the ‘rakyat’ (people), so it is going to confuse the people.
“The way they disseminate false news, continue to spin political stories are agitating the ‘rakyat’. This is very negative. People have come to the point where they are very fed up with negative news and stories,” he told reporters after the launch of ‘Going 50: People Behind the TARC History’ event here today.
The hashtag #UndiRosak emerged on social media as supporters of the campaign voiced their opinion on how boycotting or deliberately spoiling their votes is a sign of protest and discontent.
However, Liow encouraged everyone to come out and vote for a stable government.
“Everyone has the right to express and we will have freedom of a democratic society. When it comes to a general election, we urge the people to vote for a strong and stable government. If the government is not strong, we are not able to run the country effectively,” he said.
Meanwhile on the search of the vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, the Transport Minister said he had directed the Department of Civil Aviation to send a weekly summary and report to the media.
“There has been no new update on the search for the jetliner as the search vessel, Seabed Constructor, is currently at the Fremantle Port in Australia,” he said.
On Jan 10, Malaysia signed a memorandum of understanding with United States-based exploration firm, Ocean Infinity Limited, to locate the missing aircraft.
Flight MH370 disappeared on March 8, 2014 with 239 people — mostly from China — on board while enroute to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur. — Bernama