GE15: MCA raises funds to save lives, says Dr Wee

BENTONG: When MCA raises funds, it is used to build facilities like the UTAR Hospital and save lives, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

The MCA president said this was the difference between the party and DAP.

“While our RM330mil hospital is for saving lives, they are raising funds for their own use,” he said in his speech during a dialogue session with the Chinese community here on Tuesday (Nov 8).

“We are training some 800 medical professionals here… our rates are cheaper than private hospitals.

“If you need a certain medical attention one day, UTAR Hospital has a specialist; we will ensure that you get immediate medical attention.

“Extending a helping hand is noble behaviour. It’s always about benefiting the rakyat,” he added.

Criticising Pakatan Harapan for its approach towards allocations for the Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) when it was in the government, Dr Wee said that after Barisan Nasional returned to power, allocations were obtained from the government that allowed it to keep tuition fees low.

“After I became minister, I managed to get the Finance Ministry to agree to reinstate the funding to TAR UC within three minutes.

“As of today, TAR UC led by Tan Sri Liow Tiong Lai has received RM140mil in government allocations.

“These are monies that we received after we became the government again,” Dr Wee added.