PETALING JAYA: Perkasa should not mistake MCA’s stance against the proposed amendments to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965, otherwise known as Act 355, as discrimination, said Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan (pic).
The MCA secretary-general said the party’s view on the matter was purely based on a “principled argument towards upholding the integrity of the Federal Constitution”.
“Perkasa should not see MCA's stance against the intended amendment of Act 355 as anti-Malay or Islam,” said Ong in a statement on Wednesday.
He stressed that MCA was not attempting to score political points but was merely concerned about “preserving the rule of law”.
“MCA strongly believes in the Federal Constitution being paramount as it is the highest law in the land.
“Perkasa should not attempt to muddle this principled and rational view with other irrational motives such as discrimination against the Malays or Muslims,” he said.
Ong added that MCA has a proven track record of advancing the needs of all Malaysians and not just one individual race.