Diversity of governing team vital, says MCA


KUALA LUMPUR: There should be diversity in the administration of the country regardless of who is in power, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

The MCA president said this was the core concept of governance over the years and must never be compromised.

“Even though MCA had initially proposed the dissolution of Parliament, which was subsequently agreed to by Umno and PAS, it is no longer an option.

“As a result of the latest development, Umno, MIC, PBRS, PAS, Warisan and GPS have decided to nominate Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as the eighth Prime Minister.

“With only two parliamentary seats, it would be impractical for MCA to push ahead with the dissolution. That’s why we decided to take the same stance with the other Barisan Nasional component parties, ” he said in his speech during MCA’s 71st anniversary celebrations yesterday.

Ka Siong, who won in Ayer Hitam during GE14, was the sole MP from MCA.

The party got another representative in Dewan Rakyat through Datuk Seri Dr Wee Jeck Seng during the Tanjung Piai by-election last year. Earlier, Ka Siong chided Pakatan Harapan, saying that watching a roti canai being flipped was better than keeping up with the coalition’s flip-flop decisions on their choice of prime minister.

“At first, they wanted Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to remain as premier. Then, they backed (PKR president) Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

“This morning (yesterday), they made a U-turn to support Dr Mahathir again. If we keep listening to what they say, we will all go bonkers.

“So it’s better for us to go to a mamak shop to have a roti canai and see how the dough is being peng lai, peng khi (Hokkien for flip here, flip there), ” he quipped.

Ka Siong also said the infighting within Pakatan had erupted into the “most severe political crisis in the country’s history”, which resulted in the Federal Government collapsing and bringing the country to a standstill.

Speaking to reporters later, Ka Siong said Dr Mahathir had wanted to form a non-partisan government, which was against the Westminster democratic system.

“We never agreed upon learning that he was trying to bring in an autocratic element to his new administration.

“It cannot be a one-man rule for him to have the final say in everything. Even PKR, DAP and Amanah can attest to that.

“That’s why we withdrew the statutory declarations supporting Dr Mahathir. He told different parties different things, ” said Ka Siong.

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