MCA criticises govt over UEC, third national car proposal

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  • Thursday, 23 Aug 2018

Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong. -filepic

BALAKONG: MCA has hit out at the government for delaying the recognition of the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC).

The party’s deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong also hit out at the proposed third national car, calling the proposal “a dream for (Prime Minister) Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, but a nightmare for the rest of us.”  

Despite heavy rain delaying an open-air ceramah session, Dr Wee, together with Kluang MCA division chief Gan Ping Sieu and other party leaders went on stage in Sungai Chua, to help campaign for Balakong by-election candidate Tan Chee Teong on Wednesday night (Aug 22).  

Dr Wee also criticised Pakatan Harapan’s inability to abolish tolls especially those toll plazas surrounding Balakong.  

“No matter how the Seri Setia and Balakong by-election results will turn out, this will not cause the present Selangor government to fall, with a control of 49 out of 56 seats.  

“But it’s about ensuring the government fulfils its promises,” Dr Wee said.  

Rebutting a statement made earlier Wednesday by DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang that MCA was not qualified to exercise checks and balances until the party had apologised and reformed itself to regain people’s trust, Dr Wee said Lim’s statement went against Pakatan leaders’ call for a strong two-party system.

He said the Pakatan leaders had all along been claiming that a good government needed a strong opposition.

"Absolute power corrupts absolutely, I’m just returning the same words you spoke last time,” said Dr Wee.

Lim had made that statement while campaigning for Pakatan Harapan candidate Wong Siew Ki on Wednesday.

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