MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said he was confident that agreement on seat allocation issues among component parties could be reached. Pix by Asyraf Hamzah

KUALA LUMPUR: MCA is sticking to its decision to let Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Datuk Seri Najib Razak and BN’s top leadership settle seat allocation issues among component parties.

MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said he was confident that agreement could be reached.

“MCA’s list of candidates has been accepted by the prime minister who will make the final decision.

“I can only inform you that seat allocations involving component parties will be discussed internally,” he said.

Liow said BN had agreed on 90 percent of the candidates in its list.

He called on all parties to wait for the list to be unveiled.

Liow was commenting on the swapping of seats between MCA and UMNO, such as the hot seat in Bandar Tun Razak, after attending a ceremony at Chong Hwa Independent High School here where an offer letter, which extends the lease period of a piece of government land from 30 years to 99 years, was handed over.

The school intends to build a sports complex on the 1.21ha plot.

Present were MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong, Santubong member of parliament Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar and chairman of the school’s board of directors Tan Sri Lim Keng Cheng.

On another matter, Liow said members of parliament were honoured for their service and loyalty to the government under Najib’s leadership at a private meeting yesterday.

“The prime minister appreciates our contributions and hopes that we (BN leaders) will continue to deliver.

“We fulfilled the promises we made five years ago. Now, we are looking forward to the next five years to advance our nation to a higher level.”

He said BN was confident that it had the support of the people.

Wan Junaidi said Najib had expressed his gratitude to the 13 BN component parties for supporting his leadership.

“We are one family in cooperation,” he added.

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