Many straight-A students not getting matriculation spots, claims Dr Wee

PETALING JAYA: High-achievers have still failed to obtain spots in the matriculation programme, says Datuk Dr Seri Wee Ka Siong. "It is truly heartbreaking when my office and the person in charge at MCA Youth received calls from helpless parents of those who failed to make it to the matriculation programme today. "When the appeal results were...

Sungai Bakap polls among issues discussed at BN supreme council meeting

PETALING JAYA: Many issues were discussed during the Barisan Nasional supreme council meeting, including the upcoming by-election in Sungai Bakap, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong. "Among the issues discussed were the upcoming 50th anniversary celebration of Barisan Nasional, the Sungai Bakap by-election, current issues, and matters concerning the welfare of the people," the MCA...

Father disowns gambling-addicted, debt-ridden son

KUALA LUMPUR: A 67-year-old man had to disown his son due to his gambling addiction and substantial debts. Retiree Wong Yock Sang said his 35-year-old son was a chronic gambler who borrowed from loan sharks to fund his lifestyle. "I exhausted my life savings to settle his RM240,000 debt in 2019 because he promised to change his...

Settle LRT collision suit out of court, Dr Wee urges govt

PETALING JAYA: The legal suit against the Kelana Jaya LRT owner and operator filed by a victim of the 2021 LRT collision should be settled out of court instead of being prolonged, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong (pic). The former transport minister during the May 24, 2021 incident urged the government to speedily compensate...

Education institutions founded by MCA to collaborate with more Chinese universities

PETALING JAYA: Education institutions founded by MCA will begin new collaborations with more Chinese universities following a bilateral dialogue with the Chinese Education Minister last night (April 26), says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong. The MCA president said UTAR and Xidian University will jointly establish the China-Malaysia Institute of Science and Technology Innovation (CM-ISTI) while...

Unity govt parties have ways to ensure victory in Kuala Kubu Baharu polls, says Zahid

BAGAN DATUK: Parties in the Unity Government have their methods to ensure a win in the Kuala Kubu Baharu by-election next month, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. Ahmad Zahid, who is also Barisan Nasional chairman, said this was discussed at the Unity Government secretariat meeting on Wednesday (April 16). "...certainly each party...

MCA will continue standing up for Malaysians, says Dr Wee

KUALA LUMPUR: MCA's priority is to stand up for the people and solve their problems, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong. The MCA president said the party would also play a check and balance role while continuing to speak up for the Chinese community. "We hope leaders and members from Chinese guilds and associations will continue...

8% tax on TCM will encourage underground practices and quacks, says MCA

KOTA KINABALU: The introduction of an 8% tax on traditional and complementary medicine (TCM) services would encourage underground practices and quacks, says Dr Pamela Yong (pic). The MCA deputy secretary-general said the new tax would adversely affect its integration into general healthy living. She said in a move to increase coffers and revenue, it seems that the...

Rosemary Chow’s death a loss for the party, says Dr Wee

PETALING JAYA: The passing of Tan Sri Rosemary Chow Poh Kheng is a great loss to the nation and MCA, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong. The MCA president extended his heartfelt condolences to the family of the late Rosemary, who passed away on Thursday (Dec 28) at the age of 96. “On behalf of the...

Kemaman polls: Terengganu MCA fully mobilised to get good Chinese voter turnout

PETALING JAYA: Terengganu MCA has mobilised its members to ensure a good Chinese voter turnout for the Kemaman by-election on polling day, says Dr Monna Ong Siew Siew. The state liaison committee chairman said that such an effort has been ongoing since Nomination Day on Nov 18. "We will ensure as many Chinese voters as possible turn...