ALOR STAR: MCA today announced its shortlisted candidates for the Alor Setar parliamentary seat and Kota Darulaman state seat in the upcoming 14th General Election (GE14).
Its president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said national organising secretary Datuk Yoo Wei How has been picked as candidate for the Alor Setar parliamentary constituency while Alor Star MCA division deputy chairman Tan Eng Hwa will be the candidate for the Kota Darulaman state seat.
The transport minister said the party has full confidence in the duo's capability to win back the two seats that the party had lost to PKR in the last polls.
“We decided to nominate Yoo and Tan because they are well liked by those in the constituencies and are active on the ground.
“The most important thing is, the candidates are willing to give their services and highly committed to serve the people and loyal to MCA and Barisan Nasional,”
“However, we will leave it to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to decide, for the future of the party and people,” he said when met after attending a meeting with Alor Star MCA division leaders here today.
Last month, MCA announced its state deputy chairman Datuk Dr Leong Yong Kong and Padang Serai MCA division chief Datuk Dr Chin Tung Leong as two names shortlisted to be nominated as candidates for Padang Serai parliamentary constituency in the GE14.
However, Liow said the party would also leave the matter for the prime minister to decide.
When asked on candidates for three others MCA seats, namely Gurun, Bakar Arang and Kulim, Liow said the party would make the announcement in due time.
“We are still in midst of discussing the names and will introduce them soon,” he said.
MCA is allocated two parliamentary seats and four state seats in Kedah.