KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 14 — MCA has been and will continue to be a champion for the Chinese community, its president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said.
He said the party had remained tireless in its effort to provide aid and support, be it in terms of access to quality education, reviltalisation of new villages or encouraging business to grow.
“On the international front, MCA is proud to play a pivotal role in strengthening diplomatic ties with China, as Malaysia stands to benefit greatly from the China One Belt One Road initiative,” he said in his Chinese New Year message today.
Liow, who is also the Transport Minister, said 2018 is an important year for Malaysians and MCA really looked forward to continue representing and serving the Chinese community in the government.
“We are steadfast in our dedication towards our responsibilities. As a party built on values of moderation, acceptance, mutual cooperation and progress, we believe we can continue to do our part for our nation and the people,” he said.
The MCA president said 2018 was certainly shaping up to be a prosperous one for the people and as always, the Barisan Nasional government stayed focused on catering to the needs and welfare of Malaysians.
Most notably, the reduction in income tax in the 2018 Budget will provide households with greater disposable income and spending power, he said.
“As we celebrate and welcome the new lunar year. I would like to wish all Malaysians good health, harmony, prosperity and success in all your undertakings.
“This is truly an auspicious occasion, bringing with it the promise of fresh opportunities, new beginnings and the chance for all of us to once again come together to create a bright future for our nation.
Liow said the past year had been a transformative one for Malaysia, with the domestic economy continued to grow at a steady pace while the strengthening of ringgit pointed to an improved investors sentiment.
“With a myriad of nation-building projects well underway, including upgrades to our transportation infrastructure, we are on track to become a developed nation on the global stage,” he said. — Bernama