KUALA LUMPUR: MCA will respect any collaboration between Opposition parties in Malaysia, as long they uphold the values of multiculturalism and moderation, in line with the Federal Constitution.
While acknowledging that political collaboration, especially between Umno and PAS, is inevitable, MCA insisted that the principle of consensus and the upholding of multiculturalism and the spirit of the Federal Constitution, must be observed even as Barisan Nasional component party members seek collaboration with other non-component party members, it said in a statement on Friday (Sept 13).
It said: "In view of this, before the signing of a charter and a memorandum of understanding (MoU), Umno has already had a long discussion with the leaders of MCA and MIC.
"Umno has agreed that the Himpunan Penyatuan Ummah (Ummah Unity Gathering) is to reach out to all races, and we have reached a consensus of not violating the moderation spirit promoted by Barisan.
"MCA has been invited to witness the signing of the charter and MoU, and we will send representatives for the event. This is to display the spirit of Barisan and to ensure that the gathering will strictly observe the values of multiculturalism and moderation," said the statement.