YONG PENG: Senior politician Tan Sri Shahrir Samad knows how to raise issues in a reasonable manner and younger leaders should learn from him, said Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
“If there are disagreements which you can bring up in a reasonable manner, I think everyone can accept your viewpoint,” said the MCA deputy president.
“Shahrir has his own mind, but he is also well-spoken and brings up his points in a reasonable manner, and I think younger politicians could stand to learn from the veteran MP for Johor Baru,” said Dr Wee, who is also Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department.
Dr Wee said this in response to a statement by Kempas assemblyman Datuk Tengku Putra Haron Aminurrashid Tengku Hamid Jumat who suggested that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak should not be so generous with the Chinese party after the coming elections.
Tengku Putra Haron Aminurrashid also allegedly stated that “racist” MCA should be punished for defending tycoon Robert Kuok.
“I would also like to remind him in a kind manner, that his area also has Chinese constituents, don’t chase them away,” said Dr Wee on Thursday night.
“I feel that Malaysia’s electoral districts, no matter what party, need the support of their Malay, Chinese and Indian constituents, as that only makes the constituencies more secure,” said Dr Wee.