Lodge police report over distribution of aid claim, MCA tells Teo


  • Nation
  • Friday, 10 Apr 2020

PETALING JAYA: MCA has called on Kulai MP Teo Nie Ching to lodge a police report over her allegations that the distribution of relief items in opposition-led constituencies was coordinated by party president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

In a Facebook post, Teo alleged that she received an email from an officer in the Kulai Social Welfare Department (JKM) claiming that distribution of relief items in Opposition constituencies was coordinated by the MCA president.

Johor MCA Youth chief Ling Tian Soon said the matter was a serious case of defamation, and Teo should lodge a police report to ensure that the truth was told.

"If not, Teo should apologise for lying and defaming others on Facebook," he said in a statement on Friday (April 10).

While efforts being made nationwide to combat Covid-19, Ling said he hoped politicians would tone it down and refrain from causing unwarranted disturbances.

"Other DAP and Pakatan Harapan MPs have had no problems distributing relief aid in their respective constituencies, yet Teo is somehow an exception and resorts to posting on Facebook instead of using proper channels or seeking legal action," he said.

Ling said that MCA already had its hands full trying to supporti the people, and questioned why Teo would choose such a time "to play politics".

"If Teo is unable to take care of her own constituency, just tell us. We are willing to take over if it means the rakyat will receive the support they need," he added.

He also noted that the Perikatan Nasional government had already disbursed RM100,000 to each opposition constituency to be used in supporting the rakyat.

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