SEREMBAN: Negri Sembilan MCA has listed about 60 percent young candidates to contest in the coming 14th General Election (GE14).
Its chairman Datuk Seri Dr Lim Chin Fui said the list which comprises new and old faces, has been handed to MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai three months ago for evaluation, as an initial preparation for the GE14.
“I was informed that the list has been submitted to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak for the final decision and we will wait. However, we have many eligible candidates to contest for the parliamentary and state legislative assembly seats.
“We have been allocated two parliamentary seats and 10 state assembly seats in the GE14,” he told reporters after visiting the Pasar Besar Seremban which was razed by a fire on Saturday, here today.
In the 13th General Election (GE13), the Negeri Sembilan MCA lost all the seats it contested - two parliamentary and 10 state assembly seats.
Lim said the two parliamentary seats allocated to MCA were Seremban and Rasah while the state seats were Rahang, Mambau in the Rasah Parliamentary constituency, Lukut and Chuah (Teluk Kemang), Chennah (Jelebu), Repah (Tampin), Bahau (Jempol), Lobak, Temiang and Nilai (Seremban).
“MCA has been making strategic preparations to win back the seats that fell into the hands of the opposition in the GE13. MCA will never give up and various measures are being taken by the MCA to ensure the well-being of the people in their quest to win their trust,” he said.
Asked whether there was seat-swapping among Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties in the state for the GE14, he said such a matter was never discussed.
“There are no such changes whatsoever,” he said. - Bernama