KUALA LUMPUR - In an unprecedented move, several thousand people comprising national, state and grassroots members from both MCA and Gerakan will be rallying together this Saturday at Dewan San Choon here.
According to a press conference jointly hosted by MCA secretary-general Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan and his Gerakan counterpart Datuk Liang Teck Meng, the assembly titled “Stronger Together” is aimed at strengthening the parties’ working relationship for the upcoming general election.
“MCA and Gerakan have a very long experience of cooperation under the structure of Barisan Nasional, especially in upholding the governance of moderation and multiracialism,” Ong said.
Liang added that both parties’ presidents Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai and Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong have led their teams on five rounds of discussions in the past two months.
Asked why both parties were holding the rally, Liang explained that the different results in the past two Sarawak state elections, where opposition party DAP only won seven in 2016 compared to 15 in 2011, showed that Barisan component parties have been working quietly.
He also said Gerakan will be contesting 13 state seats and four Parliament