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10 resolutions passed at MCA P'pang AGM; renews loyalty to Liow

Published on: Monday, June 16, 2014

Penampang: MCA Penampang passed 10 resolutions in its annual general meeting on Sunday, including that all party members in the division must fully support party President Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai and leadership in pushing for the party's transformation programmes.

Its Chairman, Datuk Paul Kong, said MCA suffered its worst election performance when it won only seven parliamentary and 11 state seats in the 13th general election last year.

"Following the election, the party has initiated various transformation programmes, including the election of new President (Datuk Seri) Liow in December last year, to help it win back support from the people," he said.

Secondly, he said, all party members must uphold the Federal Constitution and firmly oppose the implementation of PAS version of the Hudud law.

Malaysia, he said, is a secular state as envisaged in the Federal Constitution.

"Hence the need for Malaysians to reject the implementation of the PAS Hudud law in order to uphold the Federal Constitution," he said after attending the meeting.

Thirdly, Kong said, party members must also fully support Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman to continue leading the Sabah Barisan Nasional government. Another resolution urged the Federal Government to increase the oil and gas royalty to Sabah from the existing five to 20 per cent.

"Sabah is still a under-developed state with low basic infrastructure such as roads, clean water and electricity supplies although it has mass land.

Hence, the additional funds derived from the oil and gas royalty hike will further boost development and uplift the livelihood of people," said Kong.

Penampang MCA also urged the State Government to consider building LRT or MRT system in Kota Kinabalu and Penampang areas in order to alleviate the serious traffic congestion problem.

"The Government should also look into widening the existing roads, build more flyovers at critical junctions and also more new roads," he said.

Kota Kinabalu and Penampang, he said, are among the fastest growing regions in the State.

Thousands of new cars stream onto the already congested road network every year, he said.

"As a result, a lot of time and fuel are wasted in the traffic jam and people are suffering from stress due to being caught in the slow-moving traffic," he said.

Kong said Penampang MCA also wants the Government to investigate the new Kota Kinabalu and Penampang sewerage systems, which are rumoured not built according to specifications and standards.

The division also urged the State Government to alienate a piece of land in and around Kota Kinabalu and Penampang to build the Tunku Abdul Rahman University College Sabah branch campus and the Federal Government to build a new Chinese primary school in Kepayan.

It also urged the local authorities to ensure basic facilities such as streetlights, roads, sewerage and grass-cutting are maintained well and done on time and properly, and the Public Works Department (PWD) to urgently rectify the faulty streetlights along Jalan Bundusan and hand them over to the Penampang District Council.