IPOH: Wanita MCA has urged the police to be transparent in handling the alleged rape case involving Perak exco member Paul Yong.
Its chief Datuk Heng Seai Kie said the police must ensure there was no cover-up in the investigation.
“It’s about having integrity and credibility.
“The police need to not only convince the people here but also the Indonesians.
“The incident is now viral and is also being widely reported in Indonesia. They are watching us,” she said after the opening of the Perak Wanita MCA annual general meeting by MCA deputy president Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon here yesterday.
“We do not want our country’s diplomatic relationship with Indonesia to be jeopardised and it would also affect our image at the international level,” she added.
Heng, who is also Perak Wanita MCA chairman, said there were so many question marks about the matter and hoped that the police could clarify everything to put an end to speculations.
She also urged the Perak Mentri Besar to exercise his power to suspend Yong until the case was fully settled.
“The Mentri Besar had hinted to him to take leave but regretfully the advice was not taken seriously and respected.
“It is worrying because he could still freely go to his office. We are worried there might be an abuse of power due to his position,” she said.
Heng also said MCA Legal Advisory and Women’s Aid Centre (Lawa) was prepared to assist the maid pending the result of the police investigation.
Dr Mah in his speech said the time spent on infighting in PKR could have been used to help the people and govern the country better.
“Do they know how to govern a country? Or is it because they don’t want to do it or they just don’t care,” he added.
Dr Mah, who is also Perak MCA chairman, said Barisan Nasional’s defeat in the 14th General Election was bound to happen eventually as a change in government was a global phenomenon that was not exclusive to Malaysia.
“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 necessarily a bad thing to lose, so the people can judge and compare,” he added.