Malaysia needs selfless leaders, says MCA sec-gen

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia needs leaders who are diligent in carrying out their duties and not those who are chasing for positions, says MCA secretary-general Datuk Chong Sin Woon (pic).

In his speech during the party’s 72nd anniversary celebration, Chong cited the example of Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah and preacher Ebit Liew who served their countrymen regardless of race or religion.

He also commended academician Prof Dr Mohamad Tajuddin Mohamad who is willing to start dialogues and meaningful conversations between those of different races.

“Such figures are needed here in Malaysia, not because they are fighting to become Prime Minister until they criticise each other, or that they are a party who keep advocating for ‘change’ but are politicking, ” he said at Wisma MCA on Sunday (March 7).

He urged MCA members to continue serving the people well, to be carrying out their duties well despite any criticism they may face.

“Many have made fun of us, saying that we returned to power through the ‘back door’, and we have become the butt of jokes from coffee shops to social media.

“For me, the most important thing is to hold on strongly to our party ideology. The second most important thing is to do the right thing and the third is to win back the rakyat’s mandate.

“If we focus on doing our duties well and on doing the right thing, the people will open their eyes and whatever criticism and insults towards MCA will not be able to hide the contributions and achievements we have done for the country, ” he said.

The party’s 72nd anniversary celebration is held alongside the party’s 67th annual general meeting.