YONG PENG: MCA has hit out at the Opposition for confusing the people with contradicting statements pertaining to their support for former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
Party deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong said on the first day of the citizen’s declaration, the Opposition claimed that move was only to topple the leadership of Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
“The next day, its leader (Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail) comes out to say that among the main agenda of the so-called ‘Save Malaysia’ campaign is to free her husband (Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim),” Dr Wee said after attending a briefing with some 123 newly-appointed and reappointed community chiefs under the village security and development committees (JKKK) in Johor.
He said the Opposition should “sort things out” as time and again, they were making contradicting statements which often led to confusion.
“They can use whatever reasons (for pledging support to Dr Mahathir), including saying that it is all for a noble cause.
“I think it is up to the people to interpret,” he said when asked to comment about reports that some Opposition-aligned groups were not in favour of Dr Mahathir’s role in the anti-Najib declaration.
Dr Wee also concurred with a columnist in the Sin Chew Daily slamming DAP’s Lim Guan Eng and his father Lim Kit Siang for working with Dr Mahathir after years of bashing him during his tenure as prime minister.
In the report, Guan Eng and his father were ticked off for having forgotten their grudges against Dr Mahathir, so much so that they could now put all that aside whereas they used to attack the Government to gain support in the past.
On March 4, Dr Mahathir led 58 political leaders and activists in signing the declaration, calling for the removal of Najib.
Among the signatories were former Kedah menteri besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir, former deputy prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, Kit Siang and Parti Amanah Negara president Mohamed Sabu.
Earlier during the briefing, Dr Wee said all 613 JKKK community chiefs nationwide were instructed to prepare a report on pressing issues at their respective areas, which should be submitted before April 18.
“I have directed them to focus on identifying rundown houses that were in need of repairs,” he said, adding that so far, 45 applications had been received to carry out repair works.
Nine of them have been approved while the rest are still being assessed.
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