Published: Saturday October 20, 2012 MYT 12:38:00 PM
Updated: Saturday October 20, 2012 MYT 5:16:43 PM
Liow to MCA Youth: Make voice heard through Facebook, Twitter
By FOONG PEK YEE and ELWEEN LOKE
KUALA LUMPUR: The MCA Youth must increase its usage of social media such as Facebook and Twitter in voicing out their stand and update the people on the country's development.
MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said it would help the wing to understand Barisan Nasional's efforts and policies which are beneficial to the people.
Liow said the use of social media will intensify as the general election approaches.
"The political arena is full of current issues and we must be able to react fast, especially on issues which are detrimental to the party," he said when opening the MCA Youth's 48th annual general assembly at Wisma MCA here.
The AGM was attended by 721 (41.8%) of the 1,724 Youth central delegates.
Liow said there was a need to correct the perception that the voice of the youth had been ignored by political parties, adding that such a perception had a negative impact on Barisan Nasional.
"A chaotic situation will be conducive for the Opposition to fish for votes," he said, adding that they were capable of doing anything to wrest power.
Liow said DAP was willing to be the "main broker" for PAS which was all out to implement its brand of hudud.
"DAP's modus operandi is to confuse the people with all sorts of terms, and cheat the people by saying that PAS will not be able to realise its aim to implement hudud," he said.
Liow described DAP, with its UBAH (change) battle cry, as the main culprit in inciting hatred among the people, and this could ruin the country's political system.