BENTONG – The MCA supports a snap state election for Sabah and is confident the Barisan Nasional (BN) can record a big win, said its president, Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.
“Strong ties between the federal government and the Sabah state government has been proven. I believe that Sabahans will support the BN leadership.
“I fully support if the chief minister and the state government decide to call the state election early because they have worked hard to develop Sabah,” he said after launching a Road Safety Campaign and Chinese New Year celebration of East Coast Expressway here, Thursday.
The mainstream media as well as news portals have reported that the Sabah state government would call a state election before the end of the current term next year (2018).
Liow, who is also Minister of Transport, said the majority of votes won by BN candidates in Sabah show that Sabahans believe in what have been implemented.
This was based on federal government projects in Sabah, including by MOT, such as port development and railway network projects in Sabah and Sarawak with allocation of RM2 billion.
Sabah MCA is said to be confident of getting back its quota of two State seats – Luyang and Kapayan – which they lost to DAP candidates in the 2013 elections.
However the DAP winner for Luyang Hiew King Cheu defected to MCA a few months later.