PETALING JAYA: MCA will not hesitate to cut ties with Umno if it proceeds to partner with PAS without prior discussions with Barisan Nasional component parties, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
The MCA deputy president said Umno or party president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi cannot make unilateral decisions on behalf of Barisan.
Dr Wee said there is no future for a mono-ethnic political path and Dr Ahmad Zahid's decision will only lead Umno away from mainstream politics.
"And he will be remembered as the person who brings Umno and Barisan to an end. MCA cannot in good conscience walk with him on this path of self-destruction.
"We will definitely find our path. Come Dec 2, MCA central delegates will make a clear decision on MCA's position in Barisan.
"We can only wish Dr Ahmad Zahid all the best if he insists on forming an alliance with PAS," he said in a Facebook posting on Sunday (Oct 28) afternoon.
Dr Wee, who is also the MCA presidential candidate, said Barisan is a coalition based on the principle of consensus among its component partners and its fate does not lie in Umno's hands alone.
After the May 9 polls, only Umno, MCA and MIC are members of Barisan.