IPOH: Infighting within a party is bound to happen, but it is the way an internal crisis is handled that makes or breaks a party, says Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon.
The MCA deputy president said the party had its fair share of infighting before.
"There are still such issues in MCA. It's how we handle and minimise it before it blows up.
"We are only using knives but some other party is using atomic bombs," he said in his speech when opening the Perak Wanita MCA annual general meeting here on Sunday (July 21).
"While they are fighting, it is also the best time for us to consolidate while waiting for their nuclear war to break out," he added.
Dr Mah also said the time spent on infighting could have been used to help the people and govern the country better.
He also said a change in government was a global phenomenon that not only happens in Malaysia.
He said Barisan Nasional's defeat in the 14th General Election was bound to happen eventually.
"If not GE14, it could happen one day whether it's GE15 or GE16.
"We just have to look at the political scenarios in other countries like Taiwan, Indonesia and India.
"In the current political landscape, I don't think we need to wait another 60 years to change a government. It can be quicker.
"It's also not necessary a bad thing to lose, so the people can judge and compare," he added.