PETALING JAYA: MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has slammed Lim Guan Eng for spinning stories linking Umno and PAS over the alleged call to boycott non-Muslim products.
He also criticised the DAP secretary-general for saying that MCA and MIC continued to back Umno and PAS despite the alleged boycott call.
The MCA president said he had personally approached Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi about the boycott.
“I asked him myself, and he said Umno was not behind it. If his own party had organised such a boycott, why would he deny it?
“If you (Lim) as part of the government find that the boycott is violating the law, then take action. Take the necessary measures, because you are in power now.
“However, don’t spin stories without thinking,” he said in a video post on Facebook Monday (Sept 9).
Lim had previously said it was “regrettable” that there were non-Muslim political parties such as MCA and MIC, who continue to cooperate with PAS and Umno, whom he said supported the campaign.
In the video, Dr Wee also said that it was an individual’s prerogative if they want to buy halal products from traders they trust.
“If a Muslim is feeling uncertain about buying a halal product, it is his choice. If you see that as a boycott, I feel sad for you,” he said.
He also warned Lim not to “make up stories”, as he has already issued a statement about the boycott earlier.
“I have made a very clear statement on Sept 2, do you not understand it or did you not read it?" he said.
Dr Wee had previously condemned the campaign to boycott non-Muslim products, saying that the move was against national interests and was an act of economic sabotage.
He challenged Lim again to debate on the Penang undersea tunnel project and to show proof of Lim’s credentials as an accountant.