Dr Wee dismisses claims he did not post 'thank you' message in Malay


PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong (pic) said he was one of the earliest to post in Bahasa Malaysia expressing his gratitude for his Cabinet position appointment.

The MCA president, who was appointed the Transport Minister following Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s announcement Monday (March 9), said that he wrote the post on his Facebook page at 7.01pm.

“Same for the official MCA Facebook page, it uploaded an infographic in three languages - Bahasa Malaysia at 7.08pm, English and Chinese (7.12pm), ” he said on his Facebook page Tuesday (March 10).

Dr Wee, who is Ayer Hitam MP, was responding to criticisms by lawyer Syahredzan Johan, who is the political secretary of DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang, and former minister Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin, who is PKR Information chief.

Both of them tweeted on Monday questioning why MCA did not issue a message of thanks to the Prime Minister in the national language.

“If he did not read the posts (in Malay), it should not be my fault, isn’t it?

“This is as if (they) want to play up the racial sentiment in hope that the Malays will be angry with me and MCA.

“It’s inappropriate to have such ill intentions, ” he said, adding that ideologies to divide the people should not be upheld and that MCA will remain steadfast in being inclusive, moderate and diverse.

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