MCA A True Friend, Says Muhyiddin
MUAR : Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has described the MCA as a true friend who sticks with the Barisan Nasional (BN) through thick and thin.
The deputy prime minister said despite the difficulties encountered, the MCA had never abandoned the BN, instead it helped to strengthen relations among component parties to make the coalition stronger.
“We thrive on family spirit and what is important we are staying together through tough times. MCA had never wanted to leave BN, they are part of BN and will forever remain a key component in BN.
“Hence, the Chinese community should continue to give their support to BN as it has brought enormous social and economic progress to the country,” he said when opening the delegates meeting of the MCA Youth and Wanita wings in the Pagoh division in Lenga near here Thursday.
He said on the other hand, the opposition, particularly the DAP made empty promises, but failed to solve the problems faced by the people.
Muhyiddin also urged Chinese newspapers to play a positive role and avoid publishing misleading reports as it could cause the people to get angry with the government.
In another development, he said the government had spent RM16 billion for 18 Chinese primary schools, temples and meeting the needs of the people in the district for the past three years.
At the event, Muhyiddin, who is also education minister, handed over an allocation of RM390,000 to four Chinese primary schools in the district.
Earlier, Muhyiddin attended a Yasin recitation and tahlil prayers at the Kampung Olak Sepam Mosque where he presented a personal donation to surau and mosques in the Pagoh parliamentary constituency.
Each mosque received RM3,000 while each surau got RM1,000 besides food items for the fasting month.