A MCA having views different from the BN is one thing, that's democracy, but the MCA going all out to shove its views on to the majority is something else that's tyranny of the minority over the majority. I have heard DPM Muhyiddin telling Dr Chua to hold his tongue but I think PM Najib should come out of his elegant silence and tell Chua and the MCA to get in line with the BN or else they are free to run with the wolves.
If Dr Chua insist on his 13 points resolution then he will have to soon decide to be with BN or leave BN altogether and instruct all MCA Ministers and State Excos to resign from the Government, its no honour for him to bark within for his demands. Dr Chua of all people should know that this is a multiracial country where it will be IMPOSSIBLE to satisfy each race and each individual completely, even for the majority Malay/Bumis, the sensitivities of the majority and the minorities will have to be taken into account by ANY Government that takes control after a General Election.
Tuesday August 17, 2010
‘MCA has to reflect wishes of the Chinese to stay relevant’
PETALING JAYA: The MCA must uphold its responsibility to reflect the wishes of the Chinese community in order to stay relevant, party president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek said.
Otherwise, the party would lose the people’s support, he said.
He was responding to a news report on Sunday quoting Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein as saying that MCA should not forget the struggles of Barisan Nasional when it fought for the Chinese demands.
Hishammuddin had said this when commenting on certain quarters who viewed the actions of MCA as supporting the DAP, especially on calls involving bumiputra interests.
“MCA respects Hishammuddin’s views but he cannot construe this to mean that MCA is deviating from Barisan’s objectives and struggles simply because MCA has a different voice from him or other component party leaders,” he said in a statement yesterday.
“MCA will not be afraid of sharing similar views with DAP in terms of benefitting the community and will not run away from making a stand.”
Dr Chua said the MCA leadership strongly believed that its political struggle was totally reasonable and legal.
On the Chinese Economic Congress organised by MCA in Kuala Lumpur last Saturday, Dr Chua said the party would push for the implementation of the 13 resolutions passed during the one-day event.
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If more BN component parties are behaving like the MCA now, the Barisan Nasional do not need to defend against enemies from without as there are plenty within.