MCA says will support PN govt until next GE


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 05 Aug 2021

PETALING JAYA: MCA will support the Perikatan Nasional government until the next general election, says its political bureau.

In a statement on Wednesday (Aug 4), it said that this was the position of Barisan Nasional since last year and MCA has a duty to uphold it.

“MCA is a component member of the Barisan Nasional coalition, and has reiterated its resolve to remain with Barisan during this year’s Meeting of the General Assembly.

“The facts and reality are evident; not one party or coalition can form a stable government if the Perikatan government falls right now.

“It will only drag the country into yet another deep-end of a political crisis, to the detriment of the people and country,” it said.

Below is the full statement by MCA Political Bureau:

4 August 2021

The MCA Political Bureau has convened today and is determined to implement the Barisan Nasional (BN) resolution to support the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government until the next General Elections. This is the position of BN since last year and MCA has a duty to uphold it.

MCA is a component member of the Barisan Nasional coalition, and has reiterated its resolve to remain with BN during this year’s Meeting of the General Assembly.

“The facts and reality are evident; not one party or coalition can form a stable government if the PN government falls right now. It will only drag the country into yet another deep-end of a political crisis, to the detriment of the people and country.”

MCA is of the opinion that the decision of the YAB Prime Minister to table a vote of confidence on the legitimacy of his position when the Parliament convenes in September — a move assented by Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia (KDYMM) Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong is the right one, founded upon the principles of Parliamentary Democracy and Constitutional Monarchy.

At the present, we are still facing the Covid-19 pandemic and a sluggish economic situation. Political stability is key to protecting lives and livelihoods.

MCA also believes it is time for the government to reopen the economic sector in stages, given the successful rollout of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme and reaching its targeted goals. The current movement control order (MCO) has not been effective at reducing the number of infections.

Prolonging the MCO will only serve to compound the distress of the people who struggle to make a living. A comprehensive approach to vaccinating the population still remains the best way for our country at the moment.

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